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Orange County

In 1821, there were two counties that formed Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east. In 1824, the area to the south of St. Johns County became Mosquito County, and Enterprise was named the County Seat. This massive county took up much of Central Florida. Mosquito County was renamed Orange County in 1845 when Florida became a state. Several counties, such as Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia County, were carved out of Orange County.

Orange County was renamed from Mosquito County for the fruit that constituted the county's main product. At its peak in the early 1970s, some 80,000 acres (320 kmĀ²) were planted in citrus in Orange County. Since then, the region has seen a shift from citrus to tourism as its main source of local income.  Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios Florida bring millions of visitors to central Florida every year.

Orange County is experiencing major urban sprawl; land is being developed at an average of 7,800 acres (32 km2) of farmland per year. The sprawl has facilitated the county's large population growth, and if current trends continue, the county could have a population of 2,500,000 by the year 2050 If you'll be moving to Orange County soon, please see some of our links below to help in the relocation process.  We've found all of the pertinent information regarding your schools, government, utilities companies and golf courses!


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