Central Florida city votes down name change

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:20:34 AM EST
Updated On: Sep 25 2013 06:19:06 AM EDT

Florida.

ORANGE CITY, Fla. -

City leaders in Orange City have voted down a controversial idea to change the city's name.

Some on the City Council were hoping to change the city's name to Blue Springs.

That's the name original townspeople chose back in 1876. But the postmaster decided his choice -- Orange City -- would draw more attention. He put Orange City on the paperwork.

Supporters believed naming the city after its most valued asset -- Blue Spring State Park -- will attract more eco-tourists.

But the city council voted against the idea at a meeting Tuesday night.

The name change would have required a vote by residents before it would have become final.

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