Anthony, Florida

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Anthony is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Florida, United States. It is located on County Road 200A (Jacksonville Road). The community is part of the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although it is unincorporated, Anthony has a post office with ZIP code 32617.


A post office has been in operation at Anthony since 1877.[1] Anthony was platted in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] The community is named after one of its founders, E. C. Anthony.[3] Anthony was incorporated in 1892 during the days phosphate was mined in the area. During economic strain brought on by the Great Depression and pressures of financing roads the town was disincorporated in 1932.


Anthony is located at BFE29°17′21″N 82°06′43″W / 29.2892°N 82.1119°W / 29.2892; -82.1119Coordinates: 29°17′21″N 82°06′43″W / 29.2892°N 82.1119°W / 29.2892; -82.1119.[4]


  1. ^ "Marion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "100 years celebrated at Anthony". Ocala Star-Banner. May 11, 1976. pp. B1. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Pyle, Nancy (May 14, 1987). "County's history reflected in its names". Ocala Star-Banner. pp. 8A. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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