Anthony is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Florida, United States. It is located on County Road 200A (Jacksonville Road). The Anthony post office has zip code 32617. The community is named after Edwin Clark Anthony who bought land from the pioneer Jacob Leitner. Anthony was incorporated in 1892 during the days phosphate was mined in the area. During economic strain brought on by the Great Depression and pressures of financing roads the town was disincorporated in 1932. The most famous resident of Anthony is John Travolta who lives in the Jumbolair Aviation Estates. The community is part of the Ocala Metropolitan Statistical Area.