Did You Know-town: Orange County used to be part of Mosquito County

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Mosquito (or Musquito) County is the name of one of the earliest counties that used to make up Florida. The mega-county was comprised of Volusia, Brevard, St. Lucie, Lake, Indian River, Martin, Seminole, Polk, Palm Beach and Orange counties.

Los Musquitos were progressively cut into smaller and smaller pieces, starting when Andrew Jackson divided the area into two separate counties, along the Suwannee River; Escambia and St. Johns County.

 

 

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