City of Orlando

  • CITIES & TOWNS
400 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 246-2221
  • About

    Orlando’s history dates back to 1838 and the height of the Seminole Wars. The U.S. Army built Fort Gatlin south of the present day Orlando City limits to protect settlers from attacks by Indians.

    By 1840, a small community had grown up around the Fort. It was known as Jernigan, named after the Jernigan family, who had established the first permanent settlement in the area. Jernigan had a post office, established May 30, 1850.

    Six years later with the settlement expanding northward, the community officially changed its name to Orlando. In 1857, the U.S. Post Office adopted the name change. The Town of Orlando was incorporated in 1875 with 85 inhabitants, 22 of whom were qualified voters.

  • Whom to Contact

    • Brooke Bonnett
      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      Orlando, FL 32802
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      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802
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      P.O. Box 4990
      Orlando, FL 32802