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Having someone local was KEY! Steve knew that there was construction going on around my area and exactly why I got infested with raccoons. He took care of my raccoon problem and within two days things were back to normal. I hope I never get them again, but if I do, I know who to call.
- Billy L., Clearwater, FL
Maitland is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida, United States, part of the Greater Orlando area. The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census. The area's history is exhibited at the Maitland Historical Museum. The city also hosts the Maitland Art Center, and examples of Mayan Revival architecture and Fantasy Architecture, the Maitland Telephone Museum and the William H. Waterhouse House Museum. A SunRail station is located in Maitland on Highway 17-92. The city is named for Fort Maitland.
Maitland is one of the oldest incorporated suburban municipalities in central Florida. The area was previously inhabited by Timucuan Native Americans. The town was originally named for a nearby Lake, which honored Captain William Seton Maitland, who fought in the Second Seminole Indian War, and was slain in the battle of Wahoo Swamp. A small military outpost was built in 1838 on the western shore of Lake Fumecheliga (later Lake Maitland) during the Second Seminole War. After the Civil War, The area began to grow, and a post office opened at Lake Maitland in 1872. Around this post office, a small town grew. The area was put into extensive citrus production.
Lake Maitland was incorporated as a town in 1885, the fifth town in Orange County to do so. For many years, Lake Maitland remained rural village, beautified by large oak trees planted by early town aldermen. However, the old town began to rapidly modernize as Orlando's suburban sprawl reached the town in the mid 1920s.
A Local newspaper published during the period provides an excellent reference to the changes occurring in the decade. During this period the town grew rapidly as new houses and roads were built. In 1959, Lake Maitland was incorporated as a city. The "Lake" was officially dropped from the name at this time, although the post office changed to "Maitland" in 1901 and the town was rarely referred to as "Lake Maitland".
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