Category Archives: FUN FACTS OF FLORIDA

PUNTA GORDAThis town was formerly called Trabue, in honor of Colonel Isaac Trabue, who surveyed the land in 1882-3. Legal troubles between Colonel Trabue and the Florida Commercial Company lead to the changing of the

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LA BELLEThis town, the county seat of Hendry County, was named by Captain Francis Asbury Hendry for two of his daughters, Laura and Belle.La CrosseThis town was settled some time prior to 1885, by people

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IMMOKALEEAs early as 1869, trappers called this place Gopher Ridge. The first settlement came in 1884 when a saw mill was established to prepare lumber for the Episcopal mission to the Indians. The present name

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FORT MYERSThe name memorialized by this distinguished officer in the United States Army. It was given to the fort by General David E. Twiggs, Federal Commander in the Seminole Wars who later became the father-in-law

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GOLFThis community was founded by men who had previously established Golf, Illinois. These men were very interested in the game of golf, too.HAVANACultivation of Cuban tobacco in this county began as early as 1829, and

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