Continuing our historic journey into Hernando County we now come to the town with a short, unique, and very interesting story. The locale of Pierceville and many of these early settlements are difficult to pinpoint since they were just collections of pioneer families settling an area. Historian Frasier Mountain described these settlers who came down from Georgia and South Carolina in the 1840’s as entirely self sufficient. They would pack a wagon with their supplies and often make the dangerous journey on foot. These settlements were often made up of multiple family farms.