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Origins of Oviedo, Florida

In the late 1870s, individuals living a couple miles south of Lake Jesup needed an easily accessible post office in the Florida back country. Andrew Aulin, an early settler and shop-owner, decided to file paperwork for a post office; in his first site location report he needed a unique name, one that no other post office in Florida had.¬†Aulin liked having a Spanish name, “to go with the Spanish name of the state,” and decided to name his post office location Oviedo after the city Continue reading →