Trilby, Florida

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Southbound US 98 at the intersection of County Road 575 in Trilby, Florida
Southbound US 98 at the intersection of County Road 575 in Trilby, Florida
Coordinates: 28°27′45″N 82°11′41″W / 28.46250°N 82.19472°W / 28.46250; -82.19472Coordinates: 28°27′45″N 82°11′41″W / 28.46250°N 82.19472°W / 28.46250; -82.19472
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
85 [2] ft (26 m)
 • Total433
 • Density431.70/sq mi (166.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-72425[4]
GNIS feature ID0294231[2]

Trilby is a census-designated place (CDP) in the northeast corner of Pasco County, Florida, United States. The population was 419 at the 2010 census.

Trilby has a non-profit "Greater Trilby Community Association" which exists to improve the life and quality of residents of the Trilby, Trilacoochee and Lacoochee area.

Trilby is the southernmost community along the Withlacoochee State Trail.


An earlier name for the town was Macon. The newer name Trilby was in use by 1895, although the Macon post office was not renamed Trilby until 1901. Railroad magnate Henry Plant changed the name of the town because it duplicated the name of Macon, Georgia. He has been quoted as saying he wished to name it "after the heroine of a story which has lately deeply moved me", referring to George du Maurier's novel of the same name. Trilby was incorporated by the state legislature as a town on May 23, 1901 but was disincorporated on May 11, 1909.[5] The town was again incorporated by the state legislature in 1913[5] but was disincorporated for a second time on April 24, 1935.[6] Because of the loss of its railroad industry, it has declined into a residential community for Dade City, and also for the Tampa Bay region.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.[7]

U.S. Highway 98 runs along the east side of Trilby, immediately to the north of a split with U.S. Highway 301 (US 301). In addition, Pasco County Road 575 passes through the center of town on a roughly east–west itinerary, and continues east toward adjacent Trilacoochee, followed by Lacoochee.

The southern terminus of the Withlacoochee State Trail, the longest rail trail in Florida,[8] is located near Trilby.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 419 people, 165 households, and 113 families residing in the CDP. There were 263 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.53% White, 30.31% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 5.49% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.46% of the population.

There were 165 households, out of which 31.52% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.21% contained married couples living together, 12.73% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.52% were non-families. 24.85% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 20.76% under the age of 18, 11.46% from 18 to 24, 20.05% from 25 to 44, 30.07% from 45 to 64, and 17.66% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "GNIS Feature Search". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  3. ^ zip codes
  4. ^ a b "2010 ANSI Codes for Places". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  5. ^ a b Cannon, Jeff. "History of Country Cemetery/ Trilby Afro-American Cemetery and The Trilby Community". Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  6. ^ "One Vote Cast for New Act". The Evening Independent. St. Petersburg, Fla. AP. April 24, 1935. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  7. ^ "United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  8. ^ Florida Greenways and Trails, Withlacoochee Trail State Park
  9. ^ Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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