Osceola County Collection

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Osceola County Collection

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Osceola County Collection


Osceola County (Fla.)
Kissimmee (Fla.)


Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Osceola County, Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

Created from parts of Orange County and Brevard County, Osceola County was founded on May 12, 1887. The county is named after Billy Powell, the son of a British merchant and his Creek wife. Powell adopted the name Osceola, meaning "black drink crier," around 1820. He is best known for leading small raids against the U.S. Army during the 1830s.

Osceola County originally reached as far south as Lake Okeechobee up until 1917, when Okeechobee County split away. In the late 20th century, Osceola received a significant influx of Puerto Rican migrants.


Cepero, Nancy Lynn

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Kissimmee Collection, Osceola County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.






Osceola County, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida

Digital Collection

External Reference

Robison, Jim. Historic Osceola County: An Illustrated History. San Antonio, TX: Historical Publishing Network, 2009.
Moore-Willson, Minnie. History of Osceola County; Florida Frontier Life. Orlando, Fla: Inland Press, 1935.
"BRIEF HISTORY OF OSCEOLA COUNTY." Osceola County Government. http://www.osceola.org/about-osceola-county/history/.

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