Tag: Withlacoochee State Forest

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…

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…

Turpentine Camp at Richloam Wildlife Management Area

Exploring in this area of Withlacoochee State Forest near Lacoochee I may have found remains from an old turpentine camp. Around the area were herty cups both clay and metal ones. Along with some bricks, barrel rings and other evidence from the past. This…

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,…

Searching for Homestead Sites in Richloam Wildlife Management Area

I have been exploring some lately at The Richloam Wildlife Management Area in Sumter County in an area known as Baird Unit. It is a big place with over 11,000 acres of property and many miles of forest roads, multi-use and side trails to wander….

Remains of an Old Homestead in The Green Swamp

In The Green Swamp just west of The Van Fleet State Trail I found what remains of an old homestead. I followed some forest roads back to a clearing where the site once was. I imagined what it must have been like to live…

Back in Time… Exploring an Old Homestead Site in The Green Swamp

Let’s take a trip back in time… To an old homestead I found in The Green Swamp where I felt like I was transported back to another time. When homesteaders lived here by an old railroad grade in the early to mid-1900’s. When I…