“The Town of Eatonville is a Fair Housing Advocate.  If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at: 1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally, Katrina Gibson, Finance Director at (407) 623-8905.”

“The Town of Eatonville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Katrina Gibson, Finance Director at (407) 623-8905.”

“The Town of Eatonville is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate.  If you feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Cathleen Williams, Town Clerk at(407) 623-8910.”


Mayor Anthony Grant

Welcome to the Mayor’s Office. Since taking office in 1997, my vision has been to make the Town of Eatonville “a town that accommodates everyone.”

As the country’s “Oldest Incorporated Black Municipality in America”. We have so much to be proud of, like our unique and diverse neighborhoods, our thousands of beautiful trees, and our rich cultural environment. Eatonville is ‘Rich in Fiber’, with one of the highest levels of fiber optics in the region; this makes our Town highly desirable to big businesses. We are minutes away from the City of Orlando and the world’s largest tourist attractions, such as Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. When people tour the amusement parks, they regularly stop by the “Town that Freedom Built,” Eatonville. We are a small Town, walking community, big in cultural history, and we are excited about our future! We have 99-acres of developable land that we anticipate being under construction by January 2017. Our plan is to enhance the home-town historic community with the amenities of a high-tech environment.

We have miles of beautiful biking trails, and there is never a shortage of recreational activities and, of course, we have one of the best climates in the world. Our Town is in the midst of a big revitalization in which we will create hundreds of new jobs as we build a state of the art historic museum, an amphitheater for art and entertainment, more restaurants, and housing. We are in close proximity to the second largest university in America, the University of Central Florida. We are also home to a variety of cultural restaurants serving home-style cuisine.
It’s an exciting time to be in the Town of Eatonville as we transform our wonderful Town into a world-class place to live, work, and play.

Mayor Grant

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Year Founded

The Town of Eatonville was founded by three Union officers, Captain Josiah Eaton, Captain Lewis Lawrence and another officer who is unknown. Following the Civil War, these men left America to settle in South America but during their voyage they turned back and settled in Florida.
To give a little background, at this moment in time there were black in Central Florida who had been brought there by Seminole and Cherokee Indians. The Indians had stolen the black slaves from many states along the coast. Over time, many of the Indians and former slaves that did not move west, stayed in Central Florida.
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