Maynard Mine – Green Swamp Florida

Maynard Mine – Green Swamp Florida
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While hiking in Green Swamp, FL, I came across an old abandoned mining area. It was called Maynard Mine and was owned by Maynard Ventures Five, Inc. of Sumter County Florida. This mine, in particular, would mine for limestone.

Remains At The Maynard Mine

  • A dugout hole near a miner’s camp where I’m guessing they would get their water from
  • Old rusted bridge & railroad parts
  • Stacks of gravel & dirt
  • Old pipes
  • The Maynard Mine Lake

I found very little history when researching this abandoned mine which sits in the old city of Cumpressco which is now abandoned as well.


Chris spends his time photographing and taking video of wildlife and nature. He spent 2 years in high school studying forestry (Gainesville, FL) and is currently studying to be an Advanced Master Naturalist at the University of Florida. His mission is to inspire others to get outside and learn.