Place:Seminole, Florida, United States

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NameSeminole
Alt namesSeminolesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates28.7°N 81.2°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1913 - )
See alsoOrange, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Seminole County is a county in the State of Florida. Located between Orange County to the south and Volusia County to the north, it is part of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. Its county seat and largest city is Sanford. As of the 2010 census, Seminole County's population was 422,718, a 15.75% increase from 2000.

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History

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On July 21, 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 was designated Mosquito County, with its seat at Enterprise. The county's name was changed to Orange County in 1845 when Florida became a state, and over the next 70 years several other counties were created. Seminole County was one of the last to split.

Seminole County was created on April 25, 1913 out of part of the northern portion of Orange County by the Florida Legislature. It was named for the Seminole people who historically lived throughout the area. The name "Seminole" is thought to be derived from the Spanish word cimarron, meaning "wild" or "runaway."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1913 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 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
1920 10,986
1930 18,735
1940 22,304
1950 26,883
1960 54,947
1970 83,692
1980 179,752
1990 287,529

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External links

www.co.seminole.fl.us/


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