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Dunedin

Pinellas County

Year Founded: 1899

History

“Dunedin” is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the oldest town on the Florida West Coast between Cedar Key and Key West, with the exception of Tampa. Dunedin was established in the late 1850s, and was initially called Jonesboro. The new name was implemented in 1878 when a post office was established; a couple of Scotsmen named Douglas and Somerville were responsible for the change.

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