Back in Time… Exploring an Old Homestead Site in The Green Swamp

Painted Sign at Homestead Site

Painted Sign at Homestead Site

Let’s take a trip back in time… To an old homestead I found in The Green Swamp where I felt like I was transported back to another time. When homesteaders lived here by an old railroad grade in the early to mid-1900’s.

When I first discovered this place I saw a really nice painted sign at the site depicting what the area had looked like at one time. I saw a couple of abandoned vehicles by an area where they must’ve kept livestock. I searched around extensively and could tell that this was a large property as I found lots of remnants scattered about.

It took me sometime to find the ruins still left from the homestead. Those were in the woods by the vehicles it was just heavily overgrown back there which makes them hard to see at first. I found an old forest road that runs by the ruins and it crosses over the railroad grade. Perhaps they used this road to get onto their property. 

I enjoyed exploring around this area and experiencing the history that still remains. I hope that it will remain there for many years so that others can experience it as well. I would like to find out more about this place if you have any information on it feel free to comment below. It would’ve been a nice place to live here as the surrounding wilderness is beautiful. Beyond the homestead is a large network of forest roads, who knows what else is could be out there!

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Old Homestead Site

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Back in Time…Old Homestead Site

Back in Time…Old Homestead Site 2

Old Radio at Homestead Site

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Green Swamp East Tract

Green Swamp History

Old Road by Homestead

Old Road by Homestead

Ruins at Homestead Site

Ruins at Homestead Site

Old Car

Old Car

Old Truck

Old Truck

Inside of Old Car

Inside of Old Car

Inside of Old Truck

Inside of Old Truck

Inside of Old Car

Inside of Old Car

Old Car

Old Car

Old Truck

Old Truck

10 thoughts on “Back in Time… Exploring an Old Homestead Site in The Green Swamp

      • Hey , I love to love at old stuff like this. I am 55 years old an disabled so my grandson takes me out when I want to go some where. Like hunting in the green swamp we have seen the graves in the swamp. But have not found any of the other stuff , I would thank u for any help. Kelly Newsome

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      • I would thank you for any help in me getting to see some of these places,as I said Iam disabled and when I can get out my grandson has to take me, I have not been any where in about a year now,well it as been a year , my health has gotten worst and I spend most of my day watching this little oak tree growing up out my bedroom window! my grandson can drive me I just need some hits on where to find some of this stuff. I love history I collect old bottles and things like that. Coins to. But any way thanks for writeing me back , kelly

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      • I wrot you about a year ago. My email is newsomekelly@yahoo.com my health has gotin wrost sure would like some tips on finding some of these things. My grandson or my son takes me out. Had to stop hunting 2 years ago have not been out in the woods in over a year and half. Can’t walk far. Any help on finding these places I would like , thank you to who ever reads this. Kelly

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  1. Hey. This is Kelly Newsome I have wrote you on here before about help on finding this place. I have been stuck in this bed now for almost 3 years, my little oak out the window is about 6 foot tall now, but my grandson Jamie did take me about a month ago out to see a old railroad trat he found trees going up in it I got to just sit there for about a hour man that was nice . Thank god for my grandson. If you get a chance email me at. Newsomekelly@yahoo.com. See if you can lead me to this ill get jame to take me. I live in Polk city fl. I hope you get this. And it’s good to see young men like you keeping history going. As you can tell I don’t get to talk to people that much so I write them been this way sence 1989. Any way thank you and it just turned new years I can here the gun shots so happy new year. God bless. Hope to here from you soon. See u. Pops that what they call me around here..

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