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United States and the 29th-busiest in the world. Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century. World Cities Study Group’s inventory. The fort and surrounding area were named for Dr. 100 soldiers had been planned. 1839 the surrounding community was built up by settlers.
Aarron Jernigan became Orange County’s first State Representative in 1845 but his pleas for additional military protection went unanswered. Fort Gatlin was briefly reoccupied by the military for a few weeks during October and November 1849 and subsequently a volunteer militia was left to defend the settlement. Aaron Jernigan built on the north side of Lake Conway”. Aaron Jernigan led a local volunteer militia during 1852. A Post Office opened at Jernigan in 1850. In 1857, the Post Office was removed from Jernigan, and opened under the name of Orlando at a new location in present-day downtown Orlando.
Post Office closed, but reopened in 1866. The move is believed to be sparked, in part, by Aaron Jernigan’s fall from grace after he was relieved of his militia command by military officials in 1856. In 1859, Jernigan and his sons were accused of committing a murder at the towns post office. There are at least five stories as to how Orlando got its name. One variant includes a man named Orlando who was passing by on his way to Tampa with a herd of ox, died, and was buried in a marked grave.
At a meeting in 1857, debate had grown concerning the name of the town. This place is often spoken of as ‘Orlando’s Grave. Let’s drop the word ‘grave’ and let the county seat be Orlando. Through a retelling of history, it is believed that a marker of some sort was indeed found by one of the original pioneers. However, others claim Speer simply used the Orlando Reeves legend to help push his plan for naming the settlement after the Shakespearean character. Several different lakes are mentioned in the various versions as no soldiers were in what is now downtown during 1835.