Townsend Plantation was built by the Eldredge family in 1903. The McBride family purchased it in the 1940s. After the owner died in 1978, it remained empty for several years. In the 1980s it was purchased by the Townsend family. They moved the house, the other plantation buildings, and even most of the live oaks to their current location in 1985, and renovated the buildings. After a short time it became empty again.
This location has transferred hands numerous times over the past few decades. It was Townshend’s Plantation only until 1997, when a surf-and-turf restaurant called “Captain and the Cowboy” opened there (it lasted only until 2005). It is now a wedding event location called Highland Manor. Supposedly strange sounds are heard in the attic, and a mysterious ghost-like presence is known to rub against visitors.
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- 604 East Main Street
Apopka, FL 32703
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- 28.671533067674165, -81.49879371031187
- Orange County, Florida
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