Loretta Maimone
(352) 357-2400

January Trivia: Which American icon had parents who rang in 1888 with a Lake County Wedding?

Thu, Dec 08, 2016 at 1:35PM


Few names are as inextricably linked to Central Florida as Disney. Indeed, Walt Disney made a name for himself here when he chose Orlando as the spot for his inaugural theme park—but did you know that the Disney name established roots here in Central Florida, long before Walt himself was ever born?

The first marriage license ever issued in Lake County belonged to a Mr. Elias Disney and Ms. Flora Call, who got married in the Kismet section of the county. Though they were married here in 1887, they did not make Central Florida their permanent home—they opted instead to move to Daytona Beach and then Chicago, Illinois, which would become the birthplace of Walt Disney himself.

While this move prevented Walt from becoming a Central Florida native, it’s interesting to know that, all those years later, Walt decided to make Orlando home to his entertainment empire—and that his family’s role in the area is more than a century in the making.

Bookmark & Share

User Comments

Be the first to comment on this post below!

Popular tags on this blog

Affordability | Central Florida Homes | Florida Fall | Home Improvement | Real Estate Agent Tips |
Loretta Maimone
Loretta Maimone
Broker Associate

600 North Donnelly Street,
Mount Dora, FL 32757

(352) 357-2400

Map to Loretta's Office

View Larger Map
Loretta Maimone
Loretta Maimone
Connect With Us

Facebook Google+
600 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 357-2400

©2018 Loretta Maimone - all rights reserved.
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Google+

Web Design by Zgraph, Inc. Orlando Web Design

All listing information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified through personal inspection by appropriate professionals. Listings displayed on this website may be subject to prior sale or removal from sale; availability of any listing should always be independent verified. Listing information is provided for consumer personal, non-commercial use, solely to identify potential properties for potential purchase; all other use is strictly prohibited and may violate relevant federal and state law. The source of the listing data is as follows: My Florida Regional MLS (updated 3/19/18)

Loretta Maimone reviews