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    Default Limestone, Florida old school

    Has anyone had luck in locating the old abandoned school in Limestone (Hardee County)? It's supposed to be a two story brick building out in the middle of a field, maybe used as a hay barn now. I was there last weekend looking all over but just never saw it. Did see the sawmill ruins though --pretty interesting. If anyone can clue me in as to where that school is, please do!

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    sawmill remains at Limestone
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    Default Limestone School

    Talked today to the curator of the Pioneer Museum in Zolfo Springs. She says that the school does indeed still exist. They just held an annual reunion in the building, so it is structurally sound enough for that. Apparently, as you get to the old general store on the elbow in the road the school sits off to the left but might be hidden a bit by some oak trees. Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainmanwalkin View Post
    Limestone Florida sawmill remains
    Great Pics

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    Default Limestone, FL School Correction

    I was in Limestone, FL today looking for the old Limestone School. I interviewed a member of the Limestone Baptist Church, upon leaving the sanctuary, concerning the old school. She told me that the property was bought a long time ago and the school was demolished. The school was on the Northwest corner of Jackson & Prescott facing towards the East.

    The foundations that are easily accessable are not the foundations of the sawmill but the foundations of the packing house that was right next to the tracks.

    The sawmill foundations do exist but are fenced off in a field just North of the old town. They can be seen but are in the distance. I hope this clears up a post I left earlier.

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    Default Limestone, FL Sawmill Ruin

    This is the only ruin of the sawmill that I could get anywhere near. The relic is in a pasture that has a newly strung barbed wire fence.
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    Thanks for clearing that up about the relics being from a packing house instead of the sawmill. Part of one of the ruins was obviously being used by the townfolk as a big barbecue pit. I feel better knowing that they weren't cooking on sawmill equipment that may have been used with creasote

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