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The earliest known inhabitants of the Apopka area were the Acuera people, members of the Timucua confederation.
18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
At the conclusion of the Second Seminole War, the U. Congress passed the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, forcing surviving natives at Ahapopka to abandon their village and seek refuge deeper in the wilderness of the Florida peninsula.
The early American settlers built a major trading center on the foundations of the earlier Indian settlement.
Apopka is known for having one of the longest-serving mayors in the United States. Land, first elected in 1949, served for 61.25 years (with a short three-year gap), making him the longest serving mayor in Florida and longest serving full-time mayor in the United States through 2014.
There were 9,562 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families.Apopka is referenced in Zora Neale Hurston's famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Brown's autobiographical book, Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategies.Detailed history of the greater Apopka and Central Florida area is detailed in Perrine Slim's book, The Pennings of Perrine Slim: Stories of Northwest Orange County Florida. Apopka's historic 1903 Eldorado--referred to as the Eldredge/Mc Bride House is included in the book of the paintings of George E. They continued to manage the city's utility needs until the 1940s, when they sold off its ice plants to the Atlantic Company, its electric service to Florida Power Corporation, and its water services to Florida Utilities.
Five buildings in Apopka have been placed on the U. National Register of Historic Places through the Apopka Historical Society housed in the Museum of the Apopkans.(within reasonable distance) CONVENIENCE: Shuttle service (within distance) is available to and from your home or office, or if you prefer to wait on repairs, you're welcome to do so.