Map of St. Lucie County, 1907

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Title

Map of St. Lucie County, 1907

Alternative Title

St. Lucie County Map

Subject

Railroads--Florida
Fort Pierce (Fla.)
St. Lucie County (Fla.)
St. Lucie (Fla.)
Indian River (Fla.)
Hutchinson Island (Fla.)
Eden (Fla.)

Description

A map of St. Lucie County, Florida, in 1907. Present-day St. Lucie County was originally inhabited by the Ais tribe. During the early 19th century, Spain issued a 2,000 land grant to James Hutchinson, but the area remained largely uninhabited. During the mid-19th century, Seminoles and runaway slaves took refuge in the area. The county seat, Fort Pierce, was established in 1837 during the Second Seminole War and named after Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin K. Pierce. Under the Armed Occupation Act, the U.S. government began issuing land grants to American settlers. Fort Capron was established in present-day St. Lucie Village during the Third Seminole War in 1851.

Henry Flagler's (1830-1913) railroad system expanded to the present-day St. Lucie County area in the 1890s, allowing the area's pineapple, fishing, seafood canning, and cattle industries to expand. Citrus became another prosperous industry in the area during the early 20th century. St. Lucie County was officially created from the southern portion of Brevard County in 1905. Indian River County separated to form its own county in 1925 and Martin County was established from the southeastern portion of St. Lucie County and the northern portion of Palm Beach County that same year. The western part of the county was used to form Okeechobee County in 1917.

St. Lucie County benefited from Florida's land boom in the 1920s, but was also affected by Florida's bust in 1929 and the Great Depression in the 1930s. During World War II, the U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base was established in Fort Pierce, marking the beginning of the county's population boom that would last throughout the 1950s. St. Lucie County saw a population boom in the late 20th century. In the 21st century, the county was devastated by two major hurricanes in 2004 and from the financial collapse beginning in 2008.

Source

Digital reproduction of original color map: New Encyclopedia and Gazetteer: Chicago: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1907: Exploring Florida Maps, Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Dodd, Mead, & Company

Date Created

1907

Date Copyrighted

1907
2001-2012

Contributor

Winkelman, Roy

Is Format Of

Original color map: New Encyclopedia and Gazetteer: Chicago: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1907.

Is Part Of

New Encyclopedia and Gazetteer: Chicago: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1907.
Exploring Florida Maps, Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

65.6 KB

Medium

1 color map

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Fort Pierce, Florida
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Hutchinson Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Dodd, Mead, & Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Exploring Florida Maps, and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's American Economic History Undergraduate Class, Spring 2014

Curator

Moore, Samantha
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Exploring Florida Maps, Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida

External Reference

"St. Lucie County History." St. Lucie County. https://www.stlucieco.gov/media/history.htm.
St. Lucie County: History Alive. Fort Pierce, Fla: St. Lucie County Historical Commission in cooperation with St. Lucie County Leisure Services, St. Lucie County Public Schools, and the St. Lucie Historical Society, 2000.
Rights, Lucille Rieley. A Portrait of St. Lucie County, Florida. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co, 1994.

Transcript

Indian R.
Narrows
Ft. Vinton
mee[?]
Ft. Drum
St. Lucie
Indian Inlet
ST. LUCIE
Hutchinson[?]
Ft. Pierce
St. Lucie Sound
Tantie
Ft. Van Swearinger
Eden
Waveland
JU[?]

Zotero

University

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