Month: September 2015

The Hampton Springs Hotel Site in Taylor County

Just outside of Perry is the old Hampton Springs Hotel Site. The history I learned about on this place is that an early Taylor County settler whose wife suffered from rheumatism, was directed by an Indian to these springs. When the water eased her…

Roadside History: Pershing Highway in Tiger Bay State Forest

Part of the Pershing Highway can be found in Tiger Bay State Forest. This historicalĀ road was built in 1917 and was the first highway to connect DeLand to Daytona Beach. It was used up until Hwy 92 opened , the road became abandoned in…