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Behind the Seal - Jan. 7, 2019

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Citrus County, Fla.

Citrus County was formed in 1887 and was named for the county’s citrus groves. The Citrus County Tourist Development Council, in 2003, was looking to define a tourism marketing identity for the county, the Manatee Capital of the World, and wanted to bring all of its unique resources together in a descriptive logo. The logo pictured, which is now the official county seal, is what the marketing firm of Gold and Associates created, with input from citizen stakeholders.

The Board of County Commissioners liked the logo so much that they adopted it as the official seal for Citrus County at their regular meeting on March 11, 2003, adding the dark blue coloring and the words “Established in 1887.”

Citrus County is known for its historic courthouse where the Elvis Presley movie “Follow that Dream” was filmed. 
Also pictured are its springs, lakes and Gulf waters, and namesake citrus groves. With a commitment to preserving the natural environment, it makes the county’s quality of life second to none. 

Most importantly, it’s the only place in the world you can swim with the manatees.

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