Totaling 36.5 miles in length, County Road 491 stems north from County Road 484 west of Brooksville, to Lecanto, Beverly Hills and Holder in Citrus County. The route varies between rural two-lane highway to five-lane arterial in the Lecanto and Beverly Hills areas.


County Road 491 north
Hernando County 476 (Centralia Road) ventures 5.29 miles east from U.S. 19 (Commercial Way) through Royal Highlands to merge with County Road 491 (Citrus Way) north for a short overlap. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Reassurance marker posted after Parsons Road (former County Road 491A) along Citrus Way north. Photo taken 07/13/07.
County Road 491 travels along side the Citrus Wildlife Management Area into Citrus County. Photo taken 07/13/07.
County Road 480, a 18.69-mile route across southern Citrus County, intersects CR 491 just north of Hernando County. Following West Oak Park Boulevard, CR 480 travels west to U.S. 98 near its merge with U.S. 19. East Stage Coach Trail carries the county highway east to U.S. 41 at Floral City. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Cardinal Street leads east from U.S. 19 & 98 to end at County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) south of this shield assembly. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Lecanto Highway turns west and plies across a portion of Withlacoochee State Forest. Photo taken 07/13/07.
County Road 491 expands into a five-lane arterial ahead of the signalized intersection with Grover Cleveland Boulevard west. Photo taken 07/13/07.
A second signal along CR 491 north lies at the intersection with Educational Path, which serves the Lecanto Educational Complex and Crystal River Quarries. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Continuing north, County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) enters the signalized intersection with Florida 44 (Gulf to Lake Highway). Florida 44 constitutes the main east-west route across Citrus County, originating in Crystal River and leading east to Inverness and Leesburg. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Beyond SR 44, County Road 491 transitions back into a two-lane rural highway. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Citrus County 486 (Norvell Bryant Highway) was upgraded to a four-lane divided arterial in its entirety between Florida 44 near Crystal River and U.S. 41 at Hernando. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Mustang Boulevard winds west from Lecanto Highway at Beverly Hills to Pine Ridge Boulevard. Photo taken 07/13/07.
Beverly Hills Boulevard angles southeast from Citrus County 491 to the Beverly Hills Community Building. Photo taken 07/13/07.
County Road 491 (Lecanto Highway) turns east to the junction with U.S. 41 at Holder. The four-way stop was upgraded to a traffic light by 2011. Signs with Arial font were replaced as well. Photo taken 07/13/07.
U.S. 41 (Florida Avenue) meanders south to Hernando and Inverness and northwest to Dunnellon and Williston. CR 491 continues east to end at Florida 200 near Stokes Ferry. Photo taken 07/13/07.
County Road 491 south
Citrus County 491 (Lecanto Highway) transitions to Hernando County 491 (Citrus Way) one quarter mile south of County Road 480. The county road continues along side Withlacoochee State Forest for the next two miles. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Citrus Way kinks east to intersect Parsons Road (former County Road 491A) before resuming a southward course directly to U.S. 98 (Ponce De Leon Boulevard) at Ringgold. Photo taken 02/09/14.
An end sign for the truck route aspect of County Road 491 precedes the stop sign with U.S. 98. Photo taken 02/09/14.
U.S. 98 angles northwest from County Road 491 to the north end of the Suncoast Parkway and Sugarmill Woods in Citrus County. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Southeast from the flasher with CR 491, U.S. 98 follows Ponce De Leon Boulevard to Stafford and the Hernando County seat of Brooksville. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Two miles further south is the merge with Hernando County 476 (Lake Lindsey Road) west from Stafford. Photo taken 02/09/14.
County Road 476 east travels a rural course across northern Hernando County to Lake Lindsey, Nobleton and Bushnell in Sumter County. Photo taken 02/09/14.
County Road 476 west & 491 south
Hernando County 476 west & 491 south share a 1.46-mile overlap that turns Citrus County west around the Cemex mining site. Photo taken 02/09/14.
County Road 476 resumes a western heading from CR 491 along Centralia Road to Royal Highlands and U.S. 19 (Commercial Way). County Road 491 remains along Citrus Way south by the Cemex mining site to Fort Dade Avenue (CR 484). Photo taken 02/09/14.
County Road 491 south
Citrus Way curves by both Fickett Hammock Preserve and Janet Butterfield Brooks Nature Preserve just south of the split with CR 476 west. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Reassurance shield posted south of Bailey Hill Road west to Royal Highlands. Photo taken 02/09/14.
An overpass carries County Road 491 above a Cemex mining road one half mile north of Fort Dade Avenue. Photo taken 02/09/14.
Approaching County Road 484 (Fort Dade Avenue) along Citrus Way south. Hernando County 484 loops 12.63 miles north from Florida 50 (Cortez Boulevard) through the city of Brooksville. Photo taken 02/09/14.
CR 484 leads east 3.2 miles to U.S. 98 (Ponce De Leon Boulevard) in Brooksville and west 1.4 miles to SR 50 by Wiscon. Photo taken 02/09/14.



Photo Credits:

07/13/07, 02/09/14, 02/15/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 41
U.S. 98
County Road 480

Page Updated 02-27-2014.