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Mount Dora

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.
Mount Dora is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 9,418 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. census bureau is 11,474. Mount Dora, which hosts an annual Antique Boat Show, is a picturesque resort community in Central Florida.
The town was settled in 1874 by David M. Simpson. In 1880, it was named Royellou by the postmaster, Ross Tremain, after his children Roy, Ella and Louis. In 1883, the Alexander House opened, and the community was renamed Mount Dora. It took the name of Lake Dora, which had been named by surveyors in 1846 for Dora Ann Drawdy, who lived with her husband 2 miles south of Mount Dora. The arrival of the railroad in 1887 stimulated the economy, carrying tourists and freight.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 square kilometers. 12.7 square kilometers of it is land and 2.2 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 20.5 percent under the age of 18, 6.4 percent from 18 to 24, 21.7 percent from 25 to 44, 24.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 27.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Mount Dora is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Florida  worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Florida.

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