Horne's Locations in Florida:
Bayard Haines City Ocala Sebring
Callahan Homosassa Okeechobee Starke
Chiefland Jacksonville Orlando Vero Beach
Cocoa Jasper St. Petersburg Wildwood
DeFuniak Spgs Key Largo Sebring Yeehaw Junction
Ellisville Lawtey Perry  
Gainesville Naples Scottsmoor  
Please note that locations listed above are from Horne's directories and other sources.

Photographs August 1981: Bob Venditti
Callahan -- U.S. 1 & U.S. 301
Built during the 1960s northwest of Jacksonville, the Callahan Horne's was long-closed by 1981. Bob Venditti recalled that he "passed by it but decided to pull over and double back appeared to be still in business with its tall sign on full display. On closer inspection it turned out to be a failed used furniture/appliance store, where even junk cars were left to rust."
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Photos November 2007: Kummerlowe Archive
DeFuniak Springs -- 66 E Nelson Ave (U.S. 90)
Sited in a bend and on a rise so that motorists traveling east on the Old Spanish Trail could not miss its eye-catching yellow roof, the Defuniak Springs Horne's was a popular highway stop for a number of years. Dating from the 1960s, the unit offered gas, gifts, and food. Since it was along the old highway, its fortunes faltered rapidly once I-10 was opened to traffic. After its Horne's days, the building likely housed at least a few tenants and maintained its yellow roof until the early 2000s. By 2007, the yellow roof had been painted a not so eye-catching blue and was operating as Jb's Chinese Buffet #3.
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Photographs ca. 1990s: Courtesy of Larry Passaro
Ellisville -- I-75 @ U.S. 41 & 441
Located south of Lake City where the old and new highways met, Ellisville was a large unit. It served a number of functions after Horne's became defunct. Last visited in 2005 it housed a camper and RV dealership.
Photos May 2005: Kummerlowe Archive
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Photographs July 1981: Courtesy of Larry Passaro
Haines City
Located between Tampa and Orlando, the Haines City/Davenport area sprouted a host of roadside businesses and attractions including a Horne's. After life as a Cloverleaf Kitchens, the unit is believed to have been demolished.
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Photographs ca. 2000s: Courtesy of Larry Passaro
Homosassa -- 5775 South Suncoast Blvd (U.S. 19)
A sweeping curve in U.S 19 marks the site of Homosassa's Horne's. Clearly visible from north or south it was no doubt a good location! Still standing in 2007, the building came to be occupied by Comfort Mattress.
Photos 2000s: Kummerlowe Archive
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Photos May 2005: Kummerlowe Archive
Jasper --U.S. 41 & S.R. 25, 100
South of the town, Jasper's Horne's highway stop may have begun life as a Stuckey's. Later a new Horne's was opened along I-75 at its intersection with S.R. 6.
Below: Not easily seen in the photo, one section of bright yellow roof tiles remained clinging to the edge of the roof--on its back side.
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St. Petersburg-Tierra Verde, Florida  -- 200 Madonna
Non-standard and likely without any Yellow Roof references, Horne's Port-O-Call was designed to appeal to Florida vacationers. In 2007 it was the Tierra Verde Resort and Marina.
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Photos 2006: Kummerlowe Archive
Starke-Lawtey -- U.S. 301 (5 mi. north of Starke)
Seen in circa 2000s Florida tourism propaganda guides, the former Horne's at Starke or Lawtey was the embodiment of the stereotypical souvenir shops which have largely become extinct. The unit had remained a Horne's until the early 1980s.
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Photograph 1969: Courtesy of Larry Passaro
Wildwood -- I-75 @ S.R. 44
Like many other Horne's, the Wildwood unit was sited where thousands of travelers would have seen it. Wildwood, Florida came to be where the Florida's Turnpike met up with I-75 and scores of roadside businesses catering to motorists set up shop in the area.
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Photographs July 1981: Courtesy of Larry Passaro
Yeehaw Junction -- U.S. 441 & S.R. 60 near Florida's Turnpike
A later Horne's, the large unit at Yeehaw Junction was a full service highway stop! Like several other locations in Florida it lasted until about 1980. Unfortunately like so many of the others the former Horne's is believed to have been demolished.
Above: Note the Holiday Inn Great Sign in the left background!
Photographs 1991: Courtesy of Larry Passaro
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