CITRUS CENTER

NAME: Citrus Center
COUNTY: Hendry
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 4
CLIMATE: Hot in the Summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
COMMENTS: Site can be found on Hwy 78 between Ortona & Moore Haven at the corner of 78 and Wayman Road. Check out ghost towns Goodno & Hall City. LaBelle Heritage Museum is very interesting.
REMAINS: Old School Foundations
Citrus Center was a settlement without a road. The only access to the town was a canal off the Caloosahatchee River. About 100 people lived there. Reportedly, at one time, Citrus Center had beautiful hotel. Today there is little there but a vast prairie. Submitted by: Mike Woodfin


Foundation Pilings of the Old Citrus Center School
Courtesy Mike Woodfin


Citrus Center Hotel, 1917.  Courtesy of Hendry County
Courtesy Jim Pike


Citrus Center early 1910's.  Courtesy of Hendry County
Courtesy Jim Pike

 

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