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History of Orlando, Florida, USA

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Orlando, Florida, USA

Orlando, Orange, FL

Before being known by its current name, Orlando was called Jernigan after the first permanent settler in the area.

Orlando is home to more than 100 lakes.


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  • 1838 (Orlando) - The U.S. Army built Fort Gatlin south of the present day Orlando City limits to protect settlers from attacks by Indians.
    By 1840, a small community had grown up around the Fort. It was known as Jernigan, named after the Jernigan family, who had established the first...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Jernigan
    Jernigan, a post-office of Orange co., Fla.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1875 - Orlando was incorporated

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  • 1895 - Orlando
    Orlan'do, a city and railroad centre, the capital of Orange co., Fla., about 90 miles S. of Palatka. It has a court-house, several churches, a...Read MORE...


  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Hotel San Juan and Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
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  • 1906
    Orlando, a banking city and railroad-centre, the capital of Orange co., Fla., about 90 miles S. of Platka, on the Atlantic Coat and teh Seaboard Air...Read MORE...


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    Feeding the Swans, Lake Lucerne, Orlando, Fla., 1912
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    Orange General Hospital
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    A. C. L. Railroad Station, Orlando, Florida
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    Orange Avenue looking North, Orlando, Fla.
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    Lake Cherokee Drive
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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Orlando, Florida, The City Beautiful
    A Water Hazard on Golf Course at Country Club, Orlando, Fla.
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    Looking Northeast from Yowell-Duckworth Bldg.
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    Albertson Public Library, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1940
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    Hedge of Flame Vine and Spanish Type Home, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1942
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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Motel Midget Mansions
    On the Famous Orange Blossom Trail
    Orlando, Florida - "The City Beautiful"
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    U.S. Post Office Building, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1945
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    First Baptist Church, 1947
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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Episcopal St. Luke's Cathedral, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1947
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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Orlando Lawn Bowling Club
    Surrounded by Hedge of Flame Vine, 1949
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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    A Quiet Cove on Lake Concord, Orlando, Florida. "The City Beautiful"
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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
    "The City Beautiful", 1952
    Postcard
  • 1954 - July 1 - WDBO TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • Orlando, Florida, USA
    Beautiful Dubsdread Country Club, 1958
    Postcard
  • 1966 - Walt Disney World
    The $700 million Walt Disney World, to be built in the Orlando area is announced....Read MORE...


  • 1971 - October - Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens

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Hotel San Juan and Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Feeding the Swans, Lake Lucerne, Orlando, Fla., 1912
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Orange General Hospital
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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A. C. L. Railroad Station, Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Orange Avenue looking North, Orlando, Fla.
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Lake Cherokee Drive
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Orlando, Florida, The City Beautiful
A Water Hazard on Golf Course at Country Club, Orlando, Fla.
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Looking Northeast from Yowell-Duckworth Bldg.
Postcard

Orlando, Florida, USA
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Albertson Public Library, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1940
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Hedge of Flame Vine and Spanish Type Home, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1942
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Motel Midget Mansions
On the Famous Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Florida - "The City Beautiful"
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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U.S. Post Office Building, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1945
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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First Baptist Church, 1947
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Episcopal St. Luke's Cathedral, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful", 1947
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Orlando Lawn Bowling Club
Surrounded by Hedge of Flame Vine, 1949
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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A Quiet Cove on Lake Concord, Orlando, Florida. "The City Beautiful"
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
"The City Beautiful", 1952
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Beautiful Dubsdread Country Club, 1958
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