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Belle Isle

Orange County

Year Founded: 1924


The city was formed as a result of a number of concerned residents protesting proposed drainage into Lake Conway. These concerned citizens were so intent on protecting the lake that they got the state Legislature to enact the necessary legislation in 1924 to form the city. From 1928-54 the city was inactive; it was reactivated in 1954. In 1972, the city charter and incorporation were reaffirmed by the state Legislature. The city still considers the protection of Lake Conway as one of its foremost responsibilities.

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