A campaign commemorating Florida's diverse cities.
Brought to you by the Florida League of Cities.
The community was established by railway hands in 1882 and received its name from the surrounding cotton farms. The city’s first mayor was James L. Massey. There were 30 qualified electors when the community became a municipality, 26 of whom voted in the first election. There was a large cotton gin situated in the middle of the city, a major source of employment and income for this immediate area.