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Welcome to Apopka
Do you know what Apopka means? If not read on….Apopka is a city in Orange County, Florida and is often referred to as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World” due to the extensive Greenhouse nurseries there. The earliest known inhabitants of the Apopka area were the Acuera people, members of the Timucua confederation. The Acuera were succeeded by refugees from Alabama and Georgia, who formed the new Seminole Indian tribe. They called the area Ahapopka. Aha, meaning “Potato,” and papka, meaning “eating place”.
At the conclusion of the Second Seminole War, the U.S. Congress passed the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, forcing surviving natives at Ahapopka to abandon their village and seek refuge deeper in the wilderness of the Florida peninsula.
The early American settlers built a major trading center on the foundations of the earlier Indian settlement. Their population was large enough by 1857 to support the establishment of a Masonic lodge. In 1859 the lodge erected a permanent meeting place at what is now the intersection of Main Street (U.S. Highway 441) and Alabama Avenue.
Argos Family Diner is only a hop, skip and a jump away from that historical intersection. Be sure to stop in and you will find some of the best breakfasts, lunches and dinners in town.