Vineland

Forgotten in the shadow of Walt Disney World, Vineland was a small community dating back to the late 1800s. Sweet potatoes were grown, and around 1890 the Florida Midland Railway was constructed with a station here called Englewood. In 1912, a post office known as Orange Center opened and a small town developed. In 1918, the name was changed to Vineland to avoid confusion with Orange City. Vineland soon had a church, school, depot, and homes. The post office closed in 1940, and the tracks were removed around 1960, leaving Vineland to quietly fade away. Little remains of the original town except for a hard-to-locate cemetery and the name it lended to several major roadways in the area (including Apopka-Vineland Road and Winter Garden-Vineland Road).

I Visited the Vineland Cemetery
1.23.2018

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