Category: Abandoned Florida

Roadside History: Pershing Highway in Tiger Bay State Forest

Part of the Pershing Highway can be found in Tiger Bay State Forest. This historical 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… Continue Reading “Roadside History: Pershing Highway in Tiger Bay State Forest”

Roadside History: Ghost Town of Green Pond (Old Grove Barn)

In Polk County is the old community of Green Pond. The community began back in 1879 with The Green Pond Baptist church being founded there in 1890. The old church is gone and many of the old buildings but one of them still remains.… Continue Reading “Roadside History: Ghost Town of Green Pond (Old Grove Barn)”

Exploring The Ghost Town of “Acron” in Lake County

After learning about the ghost town of “Acron” in Lake County I went out to the area to try to find the townsite and see what could possibly remain. According to some maps I found that the location is just north of Paisley in… Continue Reading “Exploring The Ghost Town of “Acron” in Lake County”

The Ghost Town of Sturkey in The Green Swamp

In an area of The Green Swamp I found this site while I was searching for a ghost town known as “Sturkey”. You can see the town still shown on some maps. So I made it an adventure to go and try find it,… Continue Reading “The Ghost Town of Sturkey in The Green Swamp”

Abandoned Plane Crash Site in Marion County

This aircraft vanished in April of 2014 when the pilot, Theodore Weiss was last seen taking off from Dunnellon Airport. He never arrived at his destination in Zephyrhills. Officials searched for the plane for months for in the Withlacoochee State Forest where they thought it… Continue Reading “Abandoned Plane Crash Site in Marion County”

“Etna” Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest

In the Withlacoochee State Forest I found an old ghost town called “Etna”. It was a turpentine camp from 1898 to 1915 and it has long since vanished. When I arrived at the site the area was heavily wooded with many overgrown trails. I imagine these trails… Continue Reading ““Etna” Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest”