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Orlando, Florida, USA

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Where is Orlando, Florida, USA? 

Orlando, Orange, Florida, USA
Orlando’s history dates back to 1838 and the height of the Seminole Wars. 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 permanent settlement in the area. Jernigan had a post office, established May 30th, 1850.

Six years later with the settlement expanding northward, the community officially changed its name to Orlando. In 1857, the U.S. Post Office adopted the name change. The Town of Orlando was incorporated in 1875 with 85 inhabitants, 22 of whom were qualified voters...www.cityoforlando.net/ cityclerk/ history.htm


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Orlando, Florida, USA - Hotel San Juan and Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
Orlando, Florida, USA

Hotel San Juan and Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
Orlando, Florida, USA - A. C. L. Railroad Station, Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida, USA

A. C. L. Railroad Station, Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida, USA - A Quiet Cove on Lake Concord, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando, Florida, USA

A Quiet Cove on Lake Concord, Orlando, Florida. "The City Beautiful"

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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...Read MORE...

1875 - Orlando was incorporated

www.cityoforlando.net/ cityclerk/ history.htm
1906
Orlando, a banking city and railroad-centre, the capital of Orange co., Fla., about 90 miles S. of...Read MORE...

1954 - July 1 - WDBO TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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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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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Johns
flag  Morris R. JOHNS (3 September 1868, Orlando, Florida, USA - 1 October 1924, Stuart, Florida, USA (Potsdam))

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flag  Sylvan B. SELF (1876, Orlando, Florida, USA - 26 November 1918, Winter Park, Florida, USA)
 

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