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Broward County

Year Founded: 1953


Most of the city is on land that used to be known as the Fred C. Peters Plantation. Development of the city began with sales of one-acre suburban sites usable for truck gardening, which were called “plantation homes.” Therefore, Plantation was selected as the name of the city when it was incorporated.

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