Brooksville, the County Seat of Hernando County for more than one hundred years, was originally known as Melendez and was settled about 1845. A map printed in 1855 shows the town of Melendez as being the Capital of Benton County, now Hernando County.
Brooksville's City Hall is the Host for Brooksville Gallery 201 . Gallery 201 exhibits all mediums, from hand crafted jewelry to digital art throughout the year. Any group and/or independent artists are welcome to display their creative work. Gallery 201 is a great opportunity to feature new and unseen talent in Hernando County. All artwork display the artist information and if available, the purchase price.