Lakeland, Florida: Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #3

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

County Line Rd, Lakeland, FL
Take I-4 to the exit for County Line Rd. When you come off the exit you'll want to turn right onto County line rd. then stay straight, the first intersection will be Hwy 92/E Baker St. if you are at that intersection you will see the Monument ahead on the right before the railroad tracks (Caution: This intersection is very dangerous and there is not much room to pull off the road.).
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Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #3

This indeed is a very busy and dangerous intersection with no safe place to pull over. However, there is a safe place to park and walk back to the monument just south of it on County Line Rd. Simply drive south on County Line Rd and just past the railroad tracks is a drive way on the right with space to park and walk back to the monument.

[BoomersOTR, 05/13/2019]

Citrus Center monument.

Forgotten Citrus Center Monument #3

This year in Florida, my goal was to visit all the "forgotten" citrus towers. Tower #3 is standing right next to the railroad tracks. Though the intersection is super-busy and dangerous, I managed to get a couple pics of the tower. But why is there engraving on only two sides?

[Paula, 03/10/2017]

Citrus Center monument.

Citrus Center Monument

Looks like the Lakeland Citrus Center Monument has been cleaned up some!

[Nikki Knight, 03/12/2011]
Another Citrus Center Monument

Another Citrus Center Monument sits on the corner of Hwy 92 and County Line Rd right beside railroad tracks. It looks like it is about to fall over and it's not kept up very well. I didn't even know what it was and I have been driving past this thing for years!

[Nikki Knight, 09/05/2007]

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