It was a close-knit community populated in the 1870s almost entirely by Swedish immigrants. Among the earliest settlers were the Andersons, Thollanders, Jacksons, Olsons, and Larrsons.
Zelotes and Christiana
Zelotes and Christiana Mason were major pioneers in the Apopka area. They settled several areas of the community. A road traversing east-west through section 10, including the cemetery, is a road named Mason after Zelotes. Christiana is the name of north-south road that started in the cemetery.
The Stewarts were very important pioneers in Northwest Orange County. Their extended family are included in the Old Church Cemetery (Apopka Baptists Cemetery) in center of Section10