Founded in 1887, Dunnellon, Florida is another popular Marion County city. It grew into the 1900’s as a mining town around the rainbow river (then called blue-run) which was used to transport the phosphates that was being mined. Dunnellon is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Ocala and due north of Tampa, FL. Dunnellon has several schools including Dunnellon Elementary, Romeo Elementary, Dunnellon Middle and Dunnellon High School. If you’re in the area, you’ll want to be sure to visit Rainbow Springs State Park located 3 miles to the north.
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