A District 1 Community


One of the oldest and smallest communities in Orange County, the Tildenville rural settlement has a rich history of families and events that are bound together by a common heritage. In 1876 Luther Fuller Tilden, a farmer from New York State, purchased land in the area southwest of Winter Garden that would later be known as Tildenville.

Luther Tilden soon became a leading citrus grower and was the first in the area to construct packinghouses for the proper processing and shipping of fruits and vegetables. He was instrumental in establishing the area’s first schools and donated land for the construction of Beulah Church, the Presbyterian Church in Oakland, and the Lakeview High School (now Lakeview Middle School).

Tilden’s sons also made valuable contributions to agriculture in the South Lake Apopka region, becoming some of the largest landowners and citrus growers in Orange County.

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Commissioner Nicole H. Wilson
201 S. Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: district1@ocfl.net
Phone: 407-836-7312

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