Category: Abandoned Florida

Osceola Ghost Town in Seminole County

This is a neat place to visit at Lake Harney Wilderness Area, where up until the mid-1900’s was the site of Osceola a former sawmill town. There is a historical marker at the parking area that describes the history of the area. I followed… Continue Reading “Osceola Ghost Town in Seminole County”

Centralia Ghost Town in Hernando County

Located in Hernando County was once the boom town of Centralia during the early 1900’s. The town was mainly based around the logging industry and had one of the largest sawmills in the south at the time. Many towns were established from the logging… Continue Reading “Centralia Ghost Town in Hernando County”

Radar Hill in Citrus County

There is a place off the beaten path in Withlacoochee State Forest known to many locals as “Radar Hill” and when I first learned of that name I wanted to find out more about the history behind it. I have hiked around the area… Continue Reading “Radar Hill in Citrus County”

Old State Route 5 Bridge at Chinsegut Preserve

There are some nice trails and interesting history at Chinsegut Preserve located in Hernando County.  One of the interesting layers of history in this area is that one of the hiking trails used to be a main route through this section of the county.… Continue Reading “Old State Route 5 Bridge at Chinsegut Preserve”

Roadside History: Abandoned Highway 90 Bridge on The Suwannee River

One of my favorite places to explore in Florida is along the Suwannee River with many wilderness areas and historical sites to experience there. The area just has that “old Florida” feel to it. On this visit I went to check out an abandoned… Continue Reading “Roadside History: Abandoned Highway 90 Bridge on The Suwannee River”

Croom Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest

For years I have been exploring the various sections of Withlacoochee State Forest, with so many places to roam and history to experience I find myself returning time and time again. Recently I have been focusing on documenting various ghost towns around Florida and… Continue Reading “Croom Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest”

Old Turpentine Camp at Tiger Bay State Forest

I really enjoy exploring at Tiger Bay State forest in Volusia County, there are many scenic areas to roam along with some interesting history to experience. Some of the history of the area includes logging and turpentine. During the early 1900’s there was a… Continue Reading “Old Turpentine Camp at Tiger Bay State Forest”

Brewster Ghost Town in Polk County

In this area of Polk County many towns sprung up from the phosphate industry. It is also known as “Bone Valley” because of all the fossils that have been found throughout this part of central Florida. Bone Valley is a window to Florida’s prehistoric… Continue Reading “Brewster Ghost Town in Polk County”

Markham Ghost Town in Seminole County

I’ve been exploring sections of this area known as Markham Woods in Seminole County where the old town of Markham was. Markham was founded around 1875 by William Markhamand it was a turpentine and sawmill town. Many small towns in Florida during this time were… Continue Reading “Markham Ghost Town in Seminole County”

Old Windmill at Charles H. Bronson State Forest

One of my favorite places to roam in Florida is at Charles H. Bronson State Forest. I always get that “old Florida” feel when I am exploring there.  The area was once used for ranching and some of that history can still be seen throughout… Continue Reading “Old Windmill at Charles H. Bronson State Forest”