There are two sections of County Road 480 at the Nature Coast in Florida. The Citrus County segment consists of a 1.78-mile spur west from U.S. 19 & 98 to Chassahowitzka and 16.91-mile stretch from U.S. 98 east to U.S. 41 through Withlacoochee State Forest. The two roadways were severed from one another when CR 480 (Oak Park Boulevard) was redirected south to intersect U.S. 98 away from the junction with U.S. 19.

Hernando County 480 spurs east from U.S. 41 (Broad Street) in Brooksville to the Croom Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest. Following Croom Road, the county highway traverses ranch land east into the state forest, where the road becomes unpaved to its official end at Croom-Rital Road.

Hernando County 480

County Road 480 east
The last reassurance marker for County Road 480 follows the Croom Road intersection with Dempsey Road north. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Croom Road transitions into a dirt road east of Winthrow Road and north of Kirk Hill (elevation 220 feet). Photo taken 02/09/14.
County Road 480 west
Leaving the Withlacoochee Forest area, County Road 480 becomes a paved road ahead of Winthrow Road. Photo taken 02/09/14.
The first pentagon for County Road 480 appears west of Dempsey Road. Photo taken 02/09/14.
McIntyre Road stems south from Croom Road to U.S. 98 and Florida 50 at their split in east Brooksville. This shield assembly follows the intersection with CR 480. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Approaching the west end of County Road 480 at U.S. 41 (Broad Street) in Brooksville. Photo taken 02/09/14.
U.S. 41 leads south and than west into Downtown Brooksville while exiting the city north to the Chinsegut Hill area and Floral City. Croom Road extends west to Howell Avenue (CR 445) as a residential street with speed bumps. Photo taken 02/09/14.

Citrus County 480

County Road 480 east
Oak Park Boulevard travels north from U.S. 98 to rejoin the original alignment of County Road 480 leading east from Sugarmill Woods to Withlacoochee State Forest. Photo taken 02/15/14.
6.7 miles further east, County Road 480 (Oak Park Boulevard) crosses paths with County Road 491 (Lecanto Way). No pentagons are signed for the junction in the eastbound direction. CR 491 otherwise leads north to Lecanto, Beverly Hills and Holder and south into Hernando County to CR 484 west of Brooksville. Photo taken 02/15/14.



    Connect with:
    U.S. 41
    U.S. 98
    County Road 491

    Page Updated 02-27-2014.