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Lady Lake, the northernmost town in west Lake County, owes its existence to the railroad which ran from Ocala to Leesburg in 1884. The railroad authorities wanted to name the new town Cooper, but the residents insisted on being called Lady Lake after a lake east of town. As legend has it, the lake was named by Indians for an unknown white woman they found drowned in the lake. It is also said that, from the air, the lake resembles a woman’s head.

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Public Park
Lady Lake, Florida, USA

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Kingdom of Miniatures
Lady Lake, Florida, USA

Kingdom of Miniatures
The Methodist Church
Lady Lake, Florida, USA

The Methodist Church

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2023 - Here are some of the top attractions and activities in and around Lady Lake:
1. The Villages: One of the biggest draws to Lady Lake is its close proximity to The Villages, one of the largest and most famous retirement communities in the United States. While the majority of The Villages' amenities are reserved for its residents, many areas are open to the public. You can visit Spanish Springs Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, or Brownwood Paddock Square to enjoy live entertainment, shopping, dining, and vibrant community events. Golf enthusiasts will also find several top-notch courses here.

2. Lake Griffin State Park: For nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Lake Griffin State Park is a must-visit destination. Located just a short drive from Lady Lake, this park offers a serene escape with opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and bird watching. You can also explore the wetlands, go fishing, or take a scenic boat tour on Lake Griffin to observe the abundant wildlife, including alligators, turtles, and various bird species.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Lady Lake, Florida, USA

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male ancestorLloyd GRANT (22 April 1856, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville) - 28 May 1911, Lady Lake, Florida, USA)
male ancestorHenry Willis MORTON (05 July 1859, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 26 April 1933, Lady Lake, Florida, USA)
female ancestorMary D MAGNAN (3 September 1914, , Rhode Island, USA - 11 October 2009, Lady Lake, Florida, USA)
male ancestorRagnvald Edwin Bredesen AUNE (17 October 1915, Lady Lake, Florida, USA - 17 December 2009, Manteno, Illinois, USA)
male ancestorOrval Milton EDWARDS (23 November 1916, Lady Lake, Florida, USA - , )
male ancestorErnest William WALTON (28 October 1916, Lady Lake, Florida, USA - , )
male ancestorThomas Edgar HILL (28 April 1917, Lady Lake, Florida, USA - 3 August 1991, )
male ancestorGeorge Earl, Jr. HAYTER (14 October 1921, Lady Lake, Florida, USA - 3 September 2010, )
male ancestorRobert M GRAHAM (17 September 1922, Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 1 February 2009, Lady Lake, Florida, USA)

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Updated: 9/26/2023 9:19:18 PM