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Cloud Lake

Palm Beach County

Year Founded: 1948


A famous war chief of the Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War of the 1840s was Yaholoochee or “Cloud.” In the 1940s when Kenyon Riddle developed a sub-division here, he excavated about five acres and named the resultant lake, Cloud Lake, after the warrior. Several years later, the people of the platted area decided to incorporate and the name was used for the new town.

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