Brooksville is an incorporated city in and the county seat of Hernando County, Florida, in the United States. Hernando County. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Brooksville was named in 1856 for Preston Brooks, a congressman from South Carolina. Brooksville is home to historic buildings and residences including the home of former Florida Governor William Sherman Jennings and football player Jerome Brown.