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mount dora is a charming town in lake county florida. the town was settled by david simpson in 1874 on lake dora. lake dora was named after dora ann drawdy an early settler. in 1880 the town was named royellou by the postmaster ross tremain. in 1883 the town was renamed mount dora after lake dora. lake dora's economy was dominated by the citrus industry until the freezes of the 1980's. also since the late 1800's the mount dora area has been known for it's excellent bass fishing. now mount dora is on the edge of the orlando urban sprawl and is a popular weekend getaway for visitors from the orlando area. mount dora hosts numerous good restaurants, bars, and B&Bs. a nice place to visit when in central florida.
a popular central florida joke about mount dora is that it is only about
two hundred feet above sea level. even a person of my advanced age can easily scale the summit of mount dora.
originally called the elfin river the dora canal was dredged in the 1880's. this beautiful one mile waterway connects... more travel advice
the mount dora train station was built in 1915 and is now the home of the mount dora tourist center. a good spot to... more travel advice
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