Osowaw Junction

Osowaw Junction - Photo by Bullet, 2010

Photo Credit: Bullet, 2010 – A shot of the old farmhouse at night, which stood in the middle of an orange grove at Osowaw Junction.

In 1914 a train station was established here, several miles north of Fort Drum along the Kissimmee Valley Extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad. It was given the name Osowaw, a Seminole Indian word meaning “bird”. It was a citrus town, with many orange and tangerine groves. It had a steady and growing population due to the railroad, including by 1921 it’s own public school. The end came about when the rail line was abandoned. Most of the residents left the area, and Osowaw Junction went back to citrus groves and scattered farms.

The farm house collapsed in 2011 due to strong winds as a cold front was moving through Florida.

Osowaw Junction - Photo by Bullet, 2011

Photo Credit: Bullet, 2011 – The house collapsed during the freezes which occurred in early-2011.

  • Photographer: Bullet
    Year Taken: 2010-2011
    Website: Abandoned Florida


  1. nice pics..i had a chance to see these a couple of years ago before it collapsed. talk about a sketchy place! felt like it was going to fall with us in it.

    • when we went, the house was clearly tilted. The stairs, the walls, the floors were all tilted slightly, especially in one of the corners.

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