HELP PRESERVE GOTHA
GRSA has volunteer opportunities in Gotha which include historic preservation projects, environmental conservation projects, arboriculture projects, and community outreach opportunities. Volunteers are welcomed.VOLUNTEER
Donate to Gotha Rural Settlement Association Inc at our Paypal Account. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for profit corporation and your donations are tax deductible.
The Gotha 1916 Schoolhouse (aka Gotha Community Center) and our historic buildings and sites are our main focus for historic preservation at this time but we have many other projects for volunteers to contribute their time and get their hands dirty.PROJECTS
INFO ON THE GOTHA RURAL SETTLEMENT
Gotha is a Historic Rural Settlement in Southwest Orange County with a rich horticultural history. It is a census-designated place (CDP) located between Windermere and Ocoee and has a population of 1,915 as of the 2010 census. It is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the resting place of famous painter Bob Ross and Dr. Henry Nehrling, scientist, ornithologist and botanist, whose historic Palm Cottage Gardens still exists in Gotha. A Post Office opened at Gotha in 1883. The town of Gotha was founded in 1885 by German immigrant H.A. Hempel. Hempel Avenue, the main street of Gotha, is named in his honor.
As a Rural Settlement, and a former official Town, Gotha has no representation at our local government and no direct funding for our community. Our goal is to provide leadership and education for community involvement of our citizens. We have over 2,000 residents living in Gotha. If we join together and share job resources and talent we can make Gotha a very special place. We strive to be inclusive so our community identity and pride will thrive.