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Ocala is located in the northern-central part of the state of Florida and a city and seat in the southeastern part of Gainesville. The area where the present-day Ocala stands were developed during the Seminole Wars around Fort King, which was considered to be a relevant post during the era. The name was taken after Ocala, which is a Timucua Indian name of a province wherein Hernando de Soto passed in 1539, who was a Spanish explorer. However, the meaning of the word is unknown. Ocala grew and was developed as an agricultural center after the end of the Seminole Wars. A national convention of the Farmers Alliance was held in 1890, wherein they issued the Ocala Demands, wherein they6 summarized what their political stance was. The city suffered during the American Civil War and was then reconstructed after the end of the war, wherein a lot of their streets were lined with the moss-draped oaks and stately Southern homes.

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Population 57,468 (20.80%)
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