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Historical Markers in Apopka, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Orange County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Orange County, FL (163) Brevard County, FL (316) Lake County, FL (51) Osceola County, FL (79) Polk County, FL (116) Seminole County, FL (137) Volusia County, FL (387)  OrangeCounty(163) Orange County (163)  BrevardCounty(316) Brevard County (316)  LakeCounty(51) Lake County (51)  OsceolaCounty(79) Osceola County (79)  PolkCounty(116) Polk County (116)  SeminoleCounty(137) Seminole County (137)  VolusiaCounty(387) Volusia County (387)
Orlando is the county seat for Orange County
Apopka is in Orange County
      Orange County (163)  
ADJACENT TO ORANGE COUNTY
      Brevard County (316)  
      Lake County (51)  
      Osceola County (79)  
      Polk County (116)  
      Seminole County (137)  
      Volusia County (387)  
 
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1Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-1054 — Apopka Schoolhouse
Public education has always been an important part of Apopka's history. In 1879, Orange County held its first institute for teacher education in Apopka. In the early 1880s, the school in Apopka lacked a permanent building and was forced to hold its . . . Map (db m146436) HM
2Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-638 — Community of Piedmont
Piedmont, named in the late 1890s, was comprised of a wide area around Blue lake, one and one-half miles east of Apopka City. It was a close-knit community populated in the 1870s almost entirely by Swedish immigrants. Among the earliest settlers . . . Map (db m72441) HM
3Florida (Orange County), Apopka — Dr. Howard A. Kelly Park
To the memory of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly of Baltimore, Maryland, one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical school. He was a great surgeon, teacher and medical authority, and above all, a Christian gentleman. Dr. Kelly, in 1927 . . . Map (db m66834) HM
4Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-868 — Dr. Howard A. Kelly Park
Rock Springs is the source of the Rock Springs Run, a swift running stream with an average flow of 26,000 gallons per minute and a constant temperature of 68 degrees. The spring flows from limestone containing fossils that date back 17 million . . . Map (db m94341) HM
5Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-943 — Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
This little church began as a simple rectangular board and batten structure built in 1886 by the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Apopka. Services were held in the church for ten years until the Great Freeze of 1895 forced the . . . Map (db m104871) HM
6Florida (Orange County), Apopka — Farm Workers Enrich the Cultural History of Lake Apopka
The history of people and the environment intertwine at Lake Apopka. Lake Apopka has a long history as a farming community. Beginning in the 1940s, about 20,000 acres of wetlands along the north shore of Lake Apopka were drained and diked to . . . Map (db m165348) HM
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7Florida (Orange County), Apopka — Lake Apopka North Shore
Restoring Lake Apopka The Lake Apopka Restoration Act of 1985 and the Florida Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Act of 1987 paved the way for restoration work to begin. Activities have included: • Purchase of more than . . . Map (db m165349) HM
8Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-714 — Lovell's Landing at Lake Apopka
In the 1870s, the early settlers of northwest Orange County looked to area waterways as commercial highways. Lake Apopka, the head of the Ocklawaha chain of lakes, offered access to the St. Johns River near Palatka and a way for citrus and vegetable . . . Map (db m72409) HM
9Florida (Orange County), Apopka — F-251 — Oldest Masonic Lodge Building in Continuous Use in Florida
Masonic Lodge No. 36 of the Grand Jurisdiction of Florida was established in 1856 and is still serving under a warrant issued that year. This building was erected here in 1859; the upper story has been continually used for lodge meetings. The . . . Map (db m72418) HM
10Florida (Seminole County), Apopka — Forest City
The earliest settlers in this area arrived circa 1875. Among these settlers were Swedish families who relocated here from Sanford after their obligations to Gen. Sanford were met. It was known as Forest City by the time the area was platted in . . . Map (db m92972) HM
 
 
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Oct. 2, 2022