Loughman, Florida: Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #2

One of several widely-scattered, slowly crumbling monoliths proclaiming that Polk County is the Citrus Center of something.

Address:
Labor Camp Rd, Loughman, FL
Directions:
I-4 exit 58. East on Hwy 532/Osceola Polk Line Rd for a little more than four miles. Cross the railroad tracks, then immediately turn right (south) onto Old Tampa Highway/Old Kissimmee Rd. (This is just before you get to US 17/92.) The road runs for a little less than two miles; Alternate directions: 17/92 south of Kiss. turn right onto Labor Camp Rd. then turn right and will see on left (few 100 ft).
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Citrus Center monument.

Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #2

This one is the easiest of the citrus center monuments to get to. You can park on the side of the road and walk over to it. Citrus is spelled wrong on one side.

[Ana, 02/25/2022]

Citurs Center?

Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #2

It's actually in Osceola County, less than 1 mile from the Polk County line. The recent vote (1-12-17) to move it to a more prominent location was turned down. It could use a lot of maintenance, graffiti removal, etc. Not a place I'd want to be in after dark, as evidenced by the signage on the trees by the monument. It was built in 1930, so it's been around for 87 years!

[Paula, 02/08/2017]

Citrus Center.

Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #2

Still there and still spelled wrong. Just driving down the Old Tampa Highway is worth the trip. If you are trying to find it using Google Earth look for Church Rd (that's Labor Camp Rd), and turn right on Old Tampa Hwy and it's there on your left.

[Gene Murrell, 01/01/2015]

Citrus Monument.

Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #2

I like how "Citrus" is misspelled on only one face of the monument. The brick road is fun too. Overall a cool thing to see, although the neighborhood makes it not exactly a destination to hang out in (not dangerous, but it's a residential trailer park and felt weird to gawk too much).

[Charlie, 12/21/2013]

Citrus Monument loitering is one of the many social challenges at Florida's trailer parks.

Citrus Center Monument.

Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #2

On the Polk and Oceola County line a street off 532 co. coming in from 532 co is Old Tampa rd., coming in from Ronald Reagan is old Kissimmee Rd. It sets on an old red brick road that was at one time covered with hardtop. The Amtrack railroad runs behind the area and 17/92 highway on the other side of neighborhood.

There is a park near there in Loughman.

[Sue, 05/03/2009]

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