Osceola County

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Osceola County, established in 1887, is named after the revered Seminole leader Osceola. Originally encompassing a larger area including parts of Lake Okeechobee, the county served as a transportation hub in the late 19th century due to its rivers and railroads. This fueled an economy based on cattle ranching, sugar production, and lumber.

Today, Osceola County is known for its tourism industry, particularly due to its proximity to Orlando and Walt Disney World. However, the county still retains its rich history, with cities like Kissimmee boasting a strong connection to Florida’s cattle ranching past.

422,545 (2022)
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