Chinsegut History


Chinsegut Manor House c. 1905

When the Armed Occupation Act was signed by Congress in 1842, Florida had only been an official US Territory for twenty-one years. The area that was to be Hernando County had been well populated by migrating Native Americans and escaped slaves for quite some time; however, the Seminole Wars and removal of the tribes to reservations meant that the area was fairly sparsely populated the property now known as Chinsegut Hill was first granted to a lawyer from South Carolina named Bird Pearson.


The Pearson Settlement (1842-1951)

The Ederington / Snow Years (1951-1905)

The Robins Family (1905-1954)

Post Robins Stewardship (1954-Present)