Ocklawaha, Florida facts for kids
Ocklawaha Post Office
|ZIP code||32179, 32183|
A post office was established at Ocklawaha in 1884. The post office closed in 1992. The community took its name from the nearby Ocklawaha River.
In 1935, Ocklawaha was the scene of a shootout between federal agents and Ma Barker and her gang. The agents fired nearly 3500 bullets into the house as the fight ended in the death of all gang members present. Each year, the Ocklawaha Chamber of Commerce puts on a reenactment of the event.
Ocklawaha is located at Coordinates: (29.0425, -81.9294). The Ocklawaha River runs northward to the west, following the boundary of the Ocala National Forest.
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