Apopka is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. The city’s population was 41,542 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was first settled in the 1830s by European Americans. It was originally called Hunt’s Bluff. The city was renamed Apopka in 1882. The city is home to the Wekiwa Springs State Park. Learn more here.
The city’s original attraction was the Apopka Welch House, built in 1883 by one of the area’s first settlers, a Mr. Welch. The house was located on Main Street in what is now downtown Apopka. The house was destroyed by fire in 2004. The city’s current main attraction is the Museum of the Apopkans, which opened in October 2014. The museum is located in the historic Apopka Train Depot, which was built in 1889 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is dedicated to the history of the Apopka area and its people. The museum features exhibits on the city’s founding, its early years as a citrus-producing center, and its more recent history as a bedroom community for Orlando. The museum also has a research library and a gift shop. Learn more about Duncan Park in Florida: A Lovely Place.