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Flagler Beach

Flagler County

Year Founded: 1925


The name of this city honors Henry M. Flagler, who did so much for the development of the East Coast of Florida through his building of the Florida East Coast Railroad. The name Ocean City Beach was first suggested as a name for the city, but the Post Office Department disapproved it because of its length and its similarity to others. Robert Toland, real estate broker and promoter, who had been corresponding with the post office authorities, consulted George Moody, homesteader of the section. Mr. Moody said he would like it named Flagler Beach in honor of the late Henry Flagler, who had been a friend of his brother, I.I. Moody. Between Flagler Beach and Summer Haven stood the Spanish mission of San Jose

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