Remains of an Old Homestead in The Green Swamp

Old Road to Homestead

Old Road to Homestead

In The Green Swamp just west of The Van Fleet State Trail I found what remains of an old homestead. I followed some forest roads back to a clearing where the site once was. I imagined what it must have been like to live back here at one time, the site is surrounded by peaceful wilderness.

As I looked around I saw pieces of bricks, wood and foundations. Nearby I also discovered where the well was possibly and also a pile of debris from the homestead that had been discarded such as old bottles and plates. I checked around the perimeter of the site where I found part of a fence, metal parts, piping and barrels. I even found a couple of orange trees that the homesteaders must have planted as well. I don’t know who lived here and when but I am guessing by the items that I saw at the site that it dates back to early to mid-1900’s though I am not positive on that.

As I explore this vast wilderness more and more I am discovering a lot of history which often times leads to more questions than answers. Though that is one of the things that keeps me on the quest for history, at times it can feel like putting a puzzle together. Finding this homestead site is just one piece of the puzzle of the deep history this wilderness has. I look forward to discovering what is down the next path on my adventure here because you just never know what you may find!

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Homestead Remains

Resources

Green Swamp East

Van Fleet State Trail

Green Swamp History

Foundation

Foundation

Hole with Piping by Site

Hole with Piping by Site

Old Piping

Old Piping

Part of an Old Vehicle Not Sure

Part of an Old Vehicle?

Old Barrels and Metal

Old Barrels and Metal Parts

Old Bottles and Debris from Homesteaders

Debris from Homesteaders

Old Pipe for Well

Old Pipe for Well

Orange Tree

Orange Tree

Old Fence Post

Old Fence Post

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