Black Hammock Trailhead
The Black Hammock Trailhead around 2002. The Black Hammock Wilderness Area is a 700-acre property jointly owned by Seminole County and the St. Johns River Water Management District. The area is part of an effort to preserve the habitat along the shores of Lake Jesup in Seminole County, Florida. The trailhead is part of the Cross Seminole Trail, which was created from the former railroad line of the Sanford & Indian River Railroad, running between Sanford and Oviedo. In the early 1900s, a spur was added to the line, running north and east in order to allow farmers of Black Hammock a way to ship their produce to Sanford and Winter Park. The spur was later abandoned due to the advent of automobiles and the decline of the agricultural industry in Black Hammock. The tracks remained until they were purchased by the State of Florida for the Cross Seminole Trail.
Original color photograph: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.
Cepero, Nancy Lynn
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original color photograph.
Is Part Of
Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color photograph
Black Hammock Trailhead, Lake County, Florida
Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"Black Hammock Wilderness Area." Parks and Preservation, Seminole County Government. http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/core/fileparse.php/3187/urlt/0023672-bhwatrail-20guide.pdf.