NAME: Centralia
COUNTY: Hernando
CLIMATE: It's almost always hot here!
COMMENTS: Centralia is located on us19 in hernando county. A few miles north of weeki wachee springs.
REMAINS: All that remains is broken bricks, bottles, metal object etc.. And the mill foundation that has not yet been found (by me)
Centralia was a lumber town of about 1,500 to 2,000 people. It had one of the largest sawmills in the south. The town had a post office from 1910 to 1922. There was a railroad spur from brooksville that terminated here. There was a community on this spur called wiscon. Many of the mill workers lived here also. Like most company towns in florida, once the trees were all cut down the mill closed and everyone moved on. It's amazing that thousands of tourists a day travel right through this ghosttown and have no clue it ever existed. Submitted by: Kenneth badgley

This is the main road through the town site
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

There are several partial walls throughout the mill site
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

These 6-foot structures held the huge saw blade at the mill
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

Logs that were floating in the man-made lake were wenched out one at a time here and pulled into the sawmill
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

This was one of the wells that kept the manmade lake filled
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

Typical enameled pot for home use. Remember to leave all artifacts as you find them
Courtesy Mike Woodfin

Pieces of an old wood stove. Remember to leave all artifacts as you find them
Courtesy Mike Woodfin