Use Orlando Timeshare and Visit Historic Eatonville for MLK Day

From your Orlando vacations, you are probably already familiar with Kissimmee (even if you can’t figure out how to pronounce it the way the locals do). You may even know about charming Winter Park and quaint Mt. Dora, both nearby communities rich with history and the flavor of ‘old Florida’.

But it’s entirely possible that despite your Florida holidays, Orlando timeshare vacations, and all the days you have spent in the theme parks and other well-known tourists attractions, you may have missed one of Central Florida’s most interesting communities—historic  Eatonville.

Eatonville, Florida is America’s oldest incorporated African American municipality. With a current population of just over 2,000 people, this small community was formed after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to create a place where people could live and raise their families in peace and safety.

Rich in cultural history and tradition, Eatonville claims many talented natives and adopted sons and daughters including author Zora Neale Hurston, who was  best known for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

If you are enjoying an Orlando vacation or long weekend as part of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday, you may want to follow this link and check out these scheduled events: Martin Luther King Jr Day in Orlando.