Category: Ghost Towns

Oriole Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest

There was an old town called Oriole located in Hernando County back in the late 1800’s. Today the site is a ghost town and part of the Withlacoochee State Forest, the area has always intrigued me. I have been exploring the site for years… Continue Reading “Oriole Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest”

Alto Cemetery in Half Moon Wildlife Management Area

This old cemetery is located at Half Moon Wildlife Management Area in Sumter County. Known as Alto Cemetery it was part of a lost town called Alto in the late 1800’s. The people buried here were early settlers in the area. They raised horses and cattle… Continue Reading “Alto Cemetery in Half Moon Wildlife Management Area”

Roadside History: Historic Dupree Gardens in Pasco County

Near the old community of Ehren in Pasco County was a thriving park during the 1940’s known as Dupree Gardens. It was developed by J. William Dupree who was an Attorney. After sustaining an accident and not being able to continue on in his… Continue Reading “Roadside History: Historic Dupree Gardens in Pasco County”

Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery in Pasco County

Located in the old community of Ehren in Pasco County is a historical site known as the Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery. The Mount Carmel African methodist Episcopal Church was a wooden structure and the cemetery was nearby. One of the early pastors was Reverend… Continue Reading “Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery in Pasco County”

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… Continue Reading “The Hampton Springs Hotel Site in Taylor County”

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”

“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”