Tag: Ghost Towns

Alto Ghost Town in Sumter County

Exploring in the wilderness of Half Moon Wildlife Management Area you may not know but at one there was a small community out here in the late 1800’s known as Alto. The preserve is located in Sumter County and has many layers of history….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Oriole Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest

One of the first ghost towns I began exploring was called Oriole located in Hernando County. Today the site is apart of the Withlacoochee State Forest and it has always intrigued me. Finding it inspired me to uncover other places like this across Florida…