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This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Panasoffkee. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Panasoffkee.

Our sources for Panasoffkee (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Panasoffkee other than they indicate that Panasoffkee would be found somewhere in Sumter County, Florida.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1883 and closed  in 1963.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Panasoffkee ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Panasoffkee:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Panasoffkee - Services available: had a Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

The FIPS database contains an entry for Panasoffkee.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 12/54775   (Place Name: Panasoffkee (RR name for Lake Panasoffkee))

County: Sumter     (FIPS State/County: 12/119)

Class: X3

More Orphans in  Sumter County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Sumter County.

Cedar Hammock 
Centre HillPemberton
GrandviewSumterville Junction

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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