Place:Osceola, Florida, United States

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Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 population estimate for the county is 268,685, making it the 17th fastest-growing county in the United States. Its county seat is Kissimmee.

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History

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Osceola County was created in 1887. On July 21, 1821, Florida was divided into two counties, named Escambia County to the west and St. John's County to the east. In 1824, the southern part of St. John's County became Mosquito County, with Enterprise as the county seat. When Florida became a state in 1845, Mosquito County was renamed Orange County. In 1844, Brevard County was carved out from Mosquito County. On May 12, 1887, Osceola was named a county, having been created from both Orange and Brevard Counties. Osceola County reached all the way down to Lake Okeechobee until 1917 when Okeechobee County was formed.

Since the late 20th century, Osceola County has experienced a significant influx of immigrants from Puerto Rico, and in the 2000 U.S. Census Puerto Rican was the largest self-reported ancestry group.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1887 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 3,133
1900 3,444
1910 5,507
1920 7,195
1930 10,699
1940 10,119
1950 11,406
1960 19,029
1970 25,267
1980 49,287
1990 107,728

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External links

www.osceola.org/


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