History & Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Ocala/Marion County


Once called Ocali by Timicua Indians, Ocala/Marion County’s history dates back thousands of years. We’ve seen a world of change since, from the massive Thanksgiving Day fire of 1883 to the unprecedented growth caused by Walt Disney’s arrival and the construction of I-75. You’ll find the area still boasts a chance to look back in time by visiting Florida historic sites to learn how it all began.