Mount Plymouth, Florida

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Mount Plymouth is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 2,814. It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Mount Plymouth is located at 28°47′57″N 81°31′54″W / 28.79917°N 81.53167°W / 28.79917; -81.53167 (28.799103, -81.531669)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (4.78%) is water.


The Historic Mount Plymouth Hotel, built in 1926 at the cost of $350,000.00, was the centerpiece of a golfing resort for the area. The hotel became a center of activity in the area. Guests, such as Al Capone, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, and singer Kate Smith were able to utilize the hotel's airfield for arrival.

Four 18 hole golf courses patterned after the St. Andrews course in Scotland were originally planned for the resort. However, the Florida real estate crash of 1926 prevented completion of three of the four courses. The first course, called Mount Plymouth Golf Club, closed in 2007. Mrs. Lee Mida would use Mount Plymouth as her temporary place of residence while participating in Florida State golfing tournaments.

In 1959, Florida Central Academy occupied the building and grounds of the 150 room Hotel. Originally, a boy's boarding school, in 1971 the Academy began accepting girls. The school remained operational until June 1983. The building, condemned by county health officials, quickly became the target of vandals. In 1986 and 1987, fire destroyed the building.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,814 people, 1,080 households, and 811 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,010.8 people per square mile (390.8/km²). There were 1,171 housing units at an average density of 420.6/sq mi (162.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.94% White, 4.94% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

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