Wildwood Country Resort - Wildwood
55+ Manufactured Home Community
5604 Heritage Blvd
Wildwood, Florida 34785
Numerous tales are told on how Wildwood received its name. The most common is that a crew of workmen and a surveyor who were putting in a telegraph line planning for the expansion of the railroad south of Ocala in 1877. Keeping in communication with his office, a fellow employee asked "Where areyou?", he replied "I don't know, execept in the wild woods".
The town's economy was based on agriculture and cotton. Prior to the railroad, the cotton was carried by ox carts to Silver Springs for shipment. The completion of the railroad throught Wildwood did a great deal to help the economy; trains left Wildwood stocked full of fruits and vegetables.
Today, after the heritage of its name Wildwood, you will still find majestic live oaks intertwined with sabal plams amoungst the lakes and rivers that scatter the courntryside.