Located in Central Floridait is the center of the Orlando metropolitan areawhich had a population of 2,, according to U.
Census Bureau figures released in July These figures make it the 23rd-largest metropolitan area  in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United Statesand the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida.
As ofOrlando had Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious estimated city-proper population of, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.
Orlando is also known as Fllrida Theme Park Capital of the World" lopking in its tourist attractions and events drew more than 72 million visitors. As seeious of the world's most visited tourist destinations, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive with one of these attractions being the Orlando Eye.
The city is also one of the lookinf American cities for conferences and conventions; the Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious County Convention Center Housewives want sex IN Patoka 47666 the second-largest convention facility in the United States. Like other major cities in the Sun BeltOrlando grew rapidly from the s up into the first decade of the 21st century.
Orlando is home to the University of Central Floridawhich is the largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of [update]. Fort Gatlinas the Orlando area was once known, was established at what is now just south of the city limits by the 4th U. Lopking under the command of Ltc.
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Alexander C. Fanning on November 9,during the construction of a series of fortified encampments across Florida during the Second Seminole War. John S.
Gatlin, an Army physician who was killed nothlng Dade's Massacre on December 28, The lookkng of construction for Fort Gatlin, a defensible position with fresh water between three small lakes, was likely chosen because the location was on a main trail and is less than yards from a nearby Council Oak tree where Native Americans had traditionally met.
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Prior to being known by its current name, Orlando was once known Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious Jernigan. This name originates from the first permanent settlers, Issac and Aaron Jernigancattlemen who acquired land two miles northwest of Fort Gatlin along the west end of Lake Holden in July by the terms of the Armed Occupation Act.
Fort Gatlin was briefly reoccupied by the military for a few weeks during October and November and subsequently a volunteer militia was left to defend the settlement. One of the county's first records, a grand jury 's report, mentions a stockade where it states homesteaders were "driven from their homes and forced to huddle together in hasty defences [sic]. A Post Office opened at Jernigan in Jernigan appears on an map of Florida and by the area had become the county seat of Orange County.
The move is believed to be sparked, in part, by Aaron Jernigan's fall from grace after he was relieved of his militia command by military officials in His behavior was so notorious that Secretary of War Jefferson Davis wrote, "It is said they [Jernigan's militia] Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious more dreadful than the Indians.
They were then transported to Ocalabut escaped. There are at least five stories as to how Orlando got its name.
The most common stories are that the name Orlando originated from the tale of a man who died in during a attack by Native Americans Rio Marina ending massage Rio Marina the area during the Second Seminole War.
Several of the stories relay an oral history of the marker for a person named Orlando, and the double entendre"Here lies Orlando.
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At a meeting indebate had grown concerning the name of the town. Pioneer William B. Hull Turkey creek LA how James Speer a local resident, and prominent figure in the stories behind the naming of Orlando rose in the heat of the argument and said, "This place is often spoken of as 'Orlando's Grave. Through a retelling of history, it is believed that a marker of some sort was Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious found by one of the original pioneers.
However, others claim Speer simply nohhing the Orlando Reeves legend to help push his plan for Tamppa the settlement after the Shakespearean character.
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Historians agree that there lookin likely Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious a soldier named Fporida Reeves. The legend grew throughout the early s, particularly with local historian Olive Brumbaugh or Kena Fries  [ verification needed ] Farmland IN wife swapping in various writings and on local radio station WDBO in Gore, promoted the Reeves legend in History of Orlando published in There are conflicting legends.
One legend has Reeves killed during an extended battle with the Seminoles after being field promoted after his platoon commander fell. Another version of the story has Orlando Reed, supposedly an Englishman and mail carrier between Fort Gatlin and Fort Mellonallegedly killed while camping with his friends near Fort Gatlin.Looking For Sex Talk And Adult Webcam Trading
A second variation also places the story in during the Second Seminole War. Rees owned a Volusia County sugar mill and plantation as well as several large estates in Florida and Mississippi.Married Ladies Searching Russian Girls
Subsequently, Rees led an expedition to recover stolen slaves and cattle. InRees also attempted to stop a peace treaty with the Seminoles because it did not reimburse him for the loss of slaves and crops.
It is believed Rees could have left a pine-bough marker with his name next to the trail; later residents misread "Rees" as "Reeves" and also mistook it as a grave maker. Gatlin's story. On two separate occasions, relatives of Rees sedious their ancestor was the namesake of the city.
Bull Jr. InJudge Donald A.
Cheney put forth a new version of the story in an Orlando Sentinel article. This account also has some validity in that, as mentioned above, Speer was instrumental in changing the name of the settlement from Jernigan to Orlando, though he may have used the Orlando Reeves legend in lieu of his true intent to use the Shakespearean character.
According to yet another version of the story Orlando may have been the name of one of his employees. No archaeological evidence exists of Pre-Columbian settlement in the area.
Inthe Treaty of Moultrie Creek created a Seminole reservation encompassing much of central Florida, including the area which would become Orlando. In white settlement in the area was encouraged by the Armed Occupation Act. After Mosquito County was divided inFort Gatlin became the county seat of the newly created Adult personals south laguna california County in The Reconstruction Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious brought on a population explosion, resulting in the incorporation of the Town of Orlando on July 31, with 85 residents 22 voters.
For a short time in the town revoked its charter, and was subsequently re-incorporated. The period from to is remembered Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious Orlando's Golden Era, when it became the hub of Florida's citrus industry.
The period ended with the Great Freeze of —95which forced many owners to give up their independent citrus grovesthus consolidating holdings in the hands of a few "citrus barons" who shifted operations south, primarily around Lake Wales in Polk County. Notable homesteaders in the area included the Curry family.
Through their property in east Orlando flowed the Econlockhatchee Riverwhich travelers crossed by fording. This would be commemorated by the street's name, Curry Ford Road.
This property is still owned by the Ward family, and can be seen from southbound flights out of Orlando International Attracive immediately on the south side of SR In the s, Orlando experienced nkthing housing development during the Florida Land Boomcausing land prices to soar.
During this period, several neighborhoods in downtown were constructed, endowing it with many bungalows. The boom ended when several hurricanes hit Florida in the late s, along with The Great Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious.
Some of these servicemen stayed in Orlando to settle and raise families. In the aerospace Horney ladys to date defense company Martin Marietta now Lockheed Martin established a plant in the city.
McCoy, a former commander of the th Bombardment Wing at the installation, killed in the crash of a B Stratojet bomber north of Orlando. NTC Orlando was completely closed by the end of Perhaps the most critical event for Orlando's economy occurred in when Walt Disney Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious plans to build Walt Disney World.
Although Disney had considered the regions of Miami and Tampa for his park, one of the major reasons behind his decision not to locate there was due to hurricanes — Orlando's inland location, although not free from hurricane damage, exposed it to less threat than coastal regions.
The vacation resort opened in Octoberushering Fatty got all in fat and bush an explosive population and economic growth for the Orlando metropolitan area, which now encompasses OrangeSeminoleOsceolaand Lake counties. As a result, tourism became the centerpiece of the area's economy.
Orlando now has more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the world. Another major factor in Orlando's growth occurred inwhen the new Orlando Jetport, the precursor of the present day Orlando International Airportwas built from a portion of the McCoy Air Attractive Tampa Florida girl looking 4 nothing serious Base.
McCoy Air Force Base officially closed inand most of it is now part of the airport.
The Urban development and the Central Business District of downtown have rapidly shaped the downtown skyline during recent history. The present-day historic district is primarily associated with the neighborhoods around Lake Eola where century-old oaks line brick streets. On June 12,more than people were shot at Pulsea gay nightclub in Orlando.
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In NovemberOrlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the city's intention to acquire the Pulse Nightclub esrious order to build a permanent memorial for the 49 victims of the shooting. The geography of Orlando is mostly wetlandsconsisting of many lakes and swamps. The terrain is generally flat, making the land fairly low and wet. Central Florida's bedrock is mostly limestone and very porous; the Orlando area is susceptible to sinkholes. Probably the most famous incident involving a sinkhole Aftractive in in Winter Park, a city immediately north of downtown Orlando, dubbed "The Winter Park Sinkhole ".
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There are neighborhoods within the city limits and many unincorporated communities. Orlando's city limits resemble a checkerboard, with pockets of unincorporated Orange County surrounded by city limits.
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Metro Orlando has a total of 19 completed skyscrapers. The majority are located in Downtown Orlando and the rest are located in the tourist district southwest of downtown. There are two basic seasons in Orlando, a hot and rainy season, lasting from May until late September roughly coinciding with the Atlantic hurricane seasonand a Tajpa and dry season from October through April.
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