Introduction to Apopka, Florida
Apopka, Florida, in Orange county, is 12 miles NW of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 76 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Orlando metropolitan statistical area. About 26,642 people live in Apopka.
This area was originally inhabited by the Acuera people who belonged to the Timucuan tribe. They were wiped out due to diseases brought in by Spanish colonists. They were followed by refugees from Georgia and Alabama who named the area 'Ahapopka'. The area was incorporated as Apopka in 1882.
Apopka and nearby Attractions
- Rock Springs Ridge
- Apopka Historical Society
- Lake Apopka
- Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot
- Museum of the Apopkans
- Ryan & Company Lumber Yard
Things To Do In Apopka
The people of Apopka have preserved the history of their city well. One can visit the Apopka Historical Society to get an idea about the life of early settlers in Apopka. The city has a golf course and is a very popular fishing spot. The Wekiwa Springs State Park is spread over a huge area of 7,000 acres; one can still find mounds built by the Indians in the park.
The airport nearest to the city is the Orlando Sanford Airport.