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Ghost Town Tuesday; Slavia, Florida

Back in 2016 I visited a small ghost town known as Slavia in Seminole County, Florida located on Florida State Road 426 just west of the Oviedo City Limits.






The above building was the General Store of the community of Slavia.  Slavia was founded on a 1,200 acre plot of land in 1911 by the Slavia Colony Company who built the community for Slovokian immigrants to farm on.  Slavia was relatively short lived as the Slavia Colony Company dissolved in 1928 with the remaining 785 acres of the community being distributed to company stock holders. 

Slavia was located on the Seaboard Air Line Railway spur to Oviedo.  This 1936 Map of Seminole County displays Slavia along the rails and the original designation of FL 426 prior to the 1945 Florida State Road renumbering which was FL 202.

1936 Seminole County Map

The oldest remaining building left in Slavia is the 1912 St. Lukes Lutheran Church which originally was a worker housing shack.


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