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LOGANSTANFORTH
03-08-2009, 08:40 AM
anyone know of anything good in ohio or central florida.......i got to make it through Junction City Prison in Ohio before they tore it down, same with the Mud House Mansion before they put up a big BRIGHT light......

DixieComic
03-08-2009, 10:36 AM
Macclenny,FL has the old jail which has a gallows (built in 1918 iirc). It's worth a visit during Halloween. The upper floor was used to house insane inmates until they could be transferred elsewhere. The jail was closed down in the 1970's due to horrible conditions the inmates endured. My dad was actually jailed there as a teenager for running moonshine in the early 1960's. Worth a visit, but be sure to talk to the Baker County Historical Society about visiting. They are usually pretty good about that sort of thing.

LOGANSTANFORTH
03-09-2009, 02:39 AM
its hard to find much stuff in florida cause its either WAAAAAY out in the middle of a swamp with no access or there is a housing development setting on it.......i have thought about taking a trip down to the infamous Rosewood though......the same Rosewood where several hundred african american's were slaughtered because of one lie.......

mainmanwalkin
03-29-2009, 07:06 AM
What kind of places are you looking for? It sounds like you're interested in something more than a normal ghost town. The book Weird Florida by Charlie Carlson is filled with all sorts or odd out of the ordinary spots around the whole state. It's worth getting and sites like Ebay, Half.com and Amazon usually always have reasonable copies

That book is how I found out about Castle Otttis, and last month my wife and I got married there

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3309635271_c02d8629f5_b.jpg

LauraA
03-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Congratulations And best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Mainmanwalkin! :)

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mainmanwalkin
03-30-2009, 08:08 AM
Thanks Laura, the whole wedding and reception went extremely well, and having the ceremony inside the castle was just amazing :)

ghost_town_huntress
03-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Let me know if you find anything good in Ohio and whereabouts in Ohio. I'm originally from there but never got around to looking for any ghost towns there, though I wouldn't imagine there really being any ghost towns there from what I remember of it.

Rachel in Utah ghost_town_huntress@yahoo.com

LOGANSTANFORTH
04-02-2009, 02:38 AM
Solomon's Castle is in florida and its interesting......


www.forgottenoh.com (http://www.forgottenoh.com) for you Rachel

Mike Woodfin
04-15-2009, 04:49 PM
Kerr City (privately owned) near Salt Springs has a number of homes, stage coach road through town, cemetery, PO, and the oldest Texaco station in FL. Just make sure you check in before you explore the property. You might get a guided tour.

Down south (near Estero) there is the Koreshan Settlement that is completly intact and a national or county park. It was kept in the family for years until donated to the State.

Neither are in a swamp.
Mike

LOGANSTANFORTH
04-19-2009, 01:56 AM
Kerr City (privately owned) near Salt Springs has a number of homes, stage coach road through town, cemetery, PO, and the oldest Texaco station in FL. Just make sure you check in before you explore the property. You might get a guided tour.

Down south (near Estero) there is the Koreshan Settlement that is completly intact and a national or county park. It was kept in the family for years until donated to the State.

Neither are in a swamp.
Mike

well that takes all the fun out of it.......lol


thanks for the tips guys and gals, i appreciate it.....

sbruce
05-12-2009, 03:55 PM
anyone know of anything good in ohio or central florida.......

Well this may not qualify as a ghost town but highly recommend the "Then and Now" tour at the Cape, it is a tour run by the Kennedy Space Center covering the earliest years of the Space program.

The tour covers Gemini, Mercury and Apollo, and visits several early launch pads - all of which are now long abandoned. Two original block houses are kept as museums, one from the Minuteman era and the other block house is preserved from the Gemini program.

The long bus tour runs by many of the dozen or so early launch pads, none of which are in use today, the area is now a nature preserve.

In the old days (60's) the terrain around the launch pads was manicured and kept like a golf course, but today this historic area of the Cape is overgrown with vegetation.

It is a beautiful area and very evocative. I was particularly struck by the courage of Alan Shephard as he was the first to risk his neck for a ride in space under very risky conditions, with equipment that looks very primitive by today's standards.

I realize the Cape is nothing to do with ghost towns, but for anyone interested in history combined with corroding space junk set in a beautiful scenic area, I highly recommend the 'Then and Now' tour at the KSC.:)

Mike Woodfin
05-14-2009, 07:24 AM
Actually the Cape is loaded with ghost towns. When the govt. bought up all the property they displaced several communities. Orsino, Canaveral Lighthouse (which was an actual town at one time), Shiloh, Playalinda Beach, Wilson, and the planned community of Canaveral Harbor to name a few. Some are barren sites and others are off limits. The only remnant of Orsino that I found was an orange grove near the visitors center.

mainmanwalkin
05-15-2009, 07:19 AM
The only remnant of Orsino that I found was an orange grove near the visitors center.

I'll have to look for that the next time I'm up in that area. Is it past the main entrance gate or before it? (meaning: would I have to pay the KSC entrance fee?)

Mike Woodfin
05-15-2009, 11:36 AM
On NASA Parkway, just north and across the street from the visitors center. There are three groves that extend to the intersection. on the north side of the road.