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Lake County

Year Founded: 1925


The town was named for W.J. Howey, its founder, who was a citrus entrepreneur. Citrus investors bought the land and settled here. Later investors developed Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort, attracting resort-type residents. The town is primarily a residential community of retirees and Orlando-area commuters.

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