Citrus packing plants in Osceola County

Citrus packing plants in Osceola County

In the early 1900s, Osceola County was well known for its fruits and vegetables, grown and shipped from here. Some of those early packers and shippers were Waters and Carson Grocery Co., W.B. Makinson Co., and J. S. Stratton of the Basswell Grocery Co. in Peghorn. As larger packing houses were needed, they were constructed near the railroad lines in Kissimmee. By July 1914, the […]

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Cadman family established successful citrus business in Narcoossee

Cadman family established successful citrus business in Narcoossee

Citrus groves throughout Osceola County, Florida, began appearing about the same time in Shingle Creek, Boggy Creek, Narcoossee, Partin Settlement and Kissimmee Park. One grove in Narcoossee became a prominent producer and shipper of citrus for several generations. In 1883, Arthur Fell, a prominent British citizen, purchased more than 12,000 acres in what was then Orange County, Florida. His brother Edward acted as his agent […]

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January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

The Osceola History January 2021 newsletter is now available. Get the details on our upcoming events and some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions. Click Here to read the newsletter. If you would like future newsletters delivered direct to your inbox, please complete the form below.

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National Register of Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places

Osceola County has nine sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Osceola County Courthouse The Osceola County Courthouse was completed on May 6, 1890, for approximately $25,000, and is possibly the oldest courthouse in Florida to be used continuously for county governmental purposes. This Romanesque Revival brick structure is indicative of many courthouses built in the United States during the late 19thcentury. It […]

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