Tag: Polk County

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…

Old Cattle Vats at Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

  I have always enjoyed exploring at Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, located in central Florida along what is known as the Lake Wales Ridge or Mid-Florida Ridge.¬†Over a million years ago Florida was covered by ocean except for this part of Florida, this…

Old Railroad Grade at Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

One of the places I enjoy exploring is Lake Wales Ridge State Forest in Polk County.¬†Some of my early days as Florida Trailblazer were spent there so it is a place I like to return to when I can. I initially learned about how…

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….