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Howey in the Hills, Florida - USA

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida was founded by William John Howey and incorporated as "Howey" on May 8, 1925. In 1927, the name was officially changed to Howey-in-the-Hills to reflect the beautiful rolling hills and sparkling lakes, which he dubbed "the Florida Alps". The first citrus juice plant in Florida, was built in Howey-in-the-Hills by William John Howey in 1921. This Central Florida town is 1.9 square miles and is located about 35 miles northwest of Orlando, Florida. It is located in Lake County in Central Florida.

  Howey-in-the-Hills, with a population of just under 1,000, is a picturesque, family-oriented resort community. The Community Church (Presbyterian) built in 1949, and the 1920s mission-style architecture of many of the houses, some of which have been restored, add color to this small town.

  The first citrus juice plant in Florida, also built by Mr. Howey in 1921, sold canned juice under the "Lifeguard" name. It and the original Vaughn-Griffin Packing Company has periodically modernized its capabilities since completion in 1930, first as Silver Springs Citrus Cooperative, and now as home to the progressive Silver Springs Citrus, purchased in 1994 by Toyota Tsusho America.

Howey in the Hills, Florida Info

For more information on Howey in the Hills, Florida click on the following links:

Town of Howey in the Hills

Lake County, Florida Government Home

The Property Appraiser's Office for Lake County, Florida

Lake County Clerk of Circuit and County Court

(located in Central Florida)


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