"oviedo florida" Oviedo by doug48

Oviedo Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 21 photos

oviedo & geneva

oviedo is a town located in south central seminole county. prior to the 1970's the economy of oviedo was based on agriculture. in the last three decades numerous housing developments have taken up most of the area's farm land and oviedo is now part of the greater orlando urban sprawl. there really is not much to do or see for the tourist with the exception of the econlockhatchee state preserve.

about ten miles north of oviedo is the interesting town of geneva florida. the town of geneva was orginally named harney cove but was renamed geneva after geneva new york. this tiny town has a number of natural and historic attractions for the tourist. for those interested in old florida history and nature geneva is worth a side trip in the orlando area.

pictured is lewis powell geneva's most famous "resident". powell was involved in the conspiracy to assassinate president abraham lincoln. his part of the plot was to kill secretary of state william seward. powell stabbed seward several times but seward survived the attack. powell was hanged on july 7 th 1865 in washington d.c. lewis powell's skull is interned in the old geneva cemetery.

  • Last visit to Oviedo: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Apr 3, 2012
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