Historic Hernando Preservation Society

History of Centralia Lecture & Field Trip

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Sid Taylor to discuss the history of Centralia on May 7th at 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall. Centralia was a short lived "boom town" that was born in 1910 and died in 1922, and was located 4 1/2 miles north of Weeki Wachee Springs and east of what we know today as U. S. 19 Highway, just north of Tooke Lake. The lumber town consisted of about 1,500 to 2,000 people at its peak. It had one of the largest sawmills in the south and had a railroad spur from Brooksville.

The lecture will be followed up on May 9th with a field trip to visit the abandoned site of the town and sawmill at 10 am. Please meet at the   Hernando Sportsman's Club  , 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614. The entrance is directly  across from Thrasher Avenue on Commercial Way, follow the dirt road (Indigo Lane) past the wildlife check-in station then it will bear to the right leading to the Sportsman's Club. We will meet next to the club house (large building on right). Need to bring : Water, sunscreen, bug spray, hiking boots, the ability to hike approx. 2 miles in sand. Everybody is welcome, no limit!

If you have any questions regarding the field trip, please contact Ken Morgan at (352)584-3315.
To read some Centralia history, go to: .


THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave




SATURDAY, May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Meet at Hernando Sportsman's Club
16121 Commercial Way Brooksville, FL 34614

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