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Madeira Beach

Pinellas County

Year Founded: 1947


This community was named for Madeira, Portugal’s wine-producing Atlantic island off the continent of Africa. The word itself means “wood,” as the island when discovered was thickly forested. A.B. “Bert” Archibald, early Gulf Beach developer, is credited with adopting the name.

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