Slavia, Florida

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Slavia
Unincorporated community
Slavia is located in Seminole County, Florida
Slavia
Slavia
Coordinates: 28°38′53″N 81°13′49″W / 28.64806°N 81.23028°W / 28.64806; -81.23028Coordinates: 28°38′53″N 81°13′49″W / 28.64806°N 81.23028°W / 28.64806; -81.23028
Country United States
State Florida
County Seminole
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 407 & 321
GNIS feature ID 291223[1]

Slavia is an unincorporated community in Seminole County, Florida, United States. Slavia is located along State Road 426 near the southwest border of Oviedo.

History[edit]

In 1911, Lutheran Slovaks originally from what at the time was the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Slovakia) who were living in Cleveland, Ohio formed the Slavia Colony Company with the goal of establishing a colony in Florida.[2]

Notable Places[edit]

Only a few places exist in this small area. Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter[3] and St. Lukes Lutheran Church and school lie within the boundaries, both sharing the Slovak history that Slavia is known for. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Slavia, Florida
  2. ^ Stephen McKenney Steck (March 25, 2010). "History of Our Communities – Slavia, Florida". Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Lukas Nursery". 
  4. ^ "St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Oviedo".