The City of Apopka was incorporated in 1882 and is nestled in the northwest section of Orange County, Florida, minutes from downtown Orlando and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Apopka, a part of the metro Orlando area, is the second largest city in Orange County after Orlando. The City’s total population was 41,542 after the 2010 census, an increase of +55.9% from 2000.
Apopka gets its name from the Seminole word Ahapopka: aha, meaning “potato,” and papka, meaning “eating place.” Since the beginning of the word is no longer used, the name Apopka now just translates to “eating place,” and if you take a drive down Main Street and count the many restaurants, you’ll see how aptly named it is.
Apopka, with it’s many nurseries and greenhouses, is now known as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World.” The Apopka business community reflects its agricultural heritage and expanding manufacturing base. Apopka is one of the fastest growing communities in Central Florida, both in business commerce and residential development.
For more information about Apopka, click these links for other useful resources:
 Images of America: Apopka. Apopka Historical Society. 2004. Acadia Publishing. Charleston, SC.
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