Eatonville Florida, is a small town of about 2500 residents. It is six miles north of Orlando between Maitland and Winter Park. Eatonville is one of America’s oldest municipalities established in 1887. Its most famous former resident Zora Neale Hurston wrote children’s books “Their Eyes were watching God” and “Dust Tracks of a road.
Eatonville hosts the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities which attracts 50,000 people. The historic town center offers churches, restaurants and a library along the main street of town.