History

 
 
Lake County was created in 1887 from portions of Sumter County, Florida and Orange County, Florida. It was named for the numerous lakes in the area. There are approximately 1,400 named lakes.

Lake County is also home to Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in peninsular Florida, at 312 feet (95 m) above sea level.

On New Year's Day of 1888, Flora Call and Elias Disney were married in the Lake County town of Kismet, and they lived for a short time in the adjoining town of Acron, Florida. They were the parents of Walt Disney.

On February 2, 2007, Lake County was devastated by a series of early morning tornadoes, which killed at least 20 people in the area. Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency

 History of Florida Counties

Historic Places in Lake County

PICTURES OF LAKE COUNTY  http://www.usgwarchives.org/fl/ppcs-fl.html


If you would like to contribute contact the County Coordinator.

Subpages (2): Migration Walt Disney

Coordinators