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Broward County

Year Founded: 1963Founded by: Bruce Blount


Bruce Blount, who wanted to create a city for people who loved the land, cattle raising, horses and farming on small parcels, founded the city. Since Mr. Blount had no name for his city, a Broward County legislator named Emerson Allsworth was given the honor, due to his initiating a bill in the Florida Legislature for creating Parkland. Parkland remained a small rural town for many years. In the late 1980s, significant residential development began.

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