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Holland Griswold


Holland Griswold

Early Winter Park settler and renowned agriculturalist

Holland and Lorinda Griswold came to Florida from Kansas. In 1886 they purchased property on Lake Sylvan and constructed a house there. A prominent agriculturalist, Griswold was primarily a grove man who also grew vegetables on his property. He was a cousin of the Reverend E.P. Hooker, a Congregational minister who served as the first president of Rollins College. Miss Mary Brown was a neighbor of the Griswolds. The Ward family later occupied and purchased the house.

This article was written by former archivist, Barbara White, MLIS.


Holland Willis Griswold with granddaughter, Lucy Eager May and grandniece, Nellie Baker.