Bonita Springs

Lee County History The current and second incorporation of the City of Bonita Springs in 2000 is a recent chapter in a long local history. People inhabited the area 6,000 years ago and Native American villages date back over 4000 years. The later Calusa Indians, like later pioneer settlers, found the rich coastal river basin

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Boynton Beach

Palm Beach County Previously known as: Town of Boynton, Town of Boyton Beach Key Historical Events Event: Town of Boynton Incorporated Event Description: The first meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Boynton, Florida was held in the Masonic Hall, Saturday, June 12, 1920. Present Geo. E. Coon, Mayor, A.C. Shepard, C.M. Jensen,

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Bushnell

Sumter County Year Founded: 1911 History First settled in the 1870s, Bushnell derived its name on October 28, 1885 after the establishment of the post office. The city was named after J.W. Bushnell, a young engineer with the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, who first brought the railroad to the community. In 1913, the existing

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Altha

Calhoun County Year Founded: 1946 History The post office at Altha was established in 1901 and the postmaster, Lula M. Richards, chose the name. Mrs. Richards studied a postal guide containing 5,000 names and chose Altha because there was only one other office with that name and it was far away.

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Arcadia

DeSoto County Year Founded: 1883 Previously known as: Waldron’s Landing, Raulerson’s Landing, Tater Hill Bluff History In 1883, Arcadia was a post office on Peace River, and after the arrival of the Florida Southern Railway in 1886, the Town of Arcadia was incorporated in Manatee County. In 1887, DeSoto County was formed, and the next

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