Orange City considers proposal to change name to Blue Spring

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - Residents may soon get the chance to change the name of their central Florida city.

On Tuesday evening, the Orange City Council will consider a proposal to change the city's name to Blue Spring.

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.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Councilman Michael Wright first raised the name change idea in June.

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

The name change would require a vote by residents and that likely wouldn't take place until at least the second half of 2014.


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