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HISTORY OF DELRAY BEACH

Excerpted from The Delray Beach Historic Society website: http://www.delraybeachhistory.org/historical-timeline/

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1841 – The first evidence of human habitation in this area is an 1841 military map drawn during the Second Seminole War that shows a Seminole camp in the area of a spread-out swampy lake now known as Lake Ida.

In 1896 The First train arrived on tracks built by Florida East Coast Railway Settlers establish farms to grow winter crop fruits and vegetables for shipping north on the railroad. (Agriculture and cattle ranching continue to be important facet of economy for over 7 decades.)

1894-95 – Town of Linton Settlement Begins
As many as 14 African American families already living in area petition Dade County School Board for school.

1894-95 – William S. Linton, US Congressman from Saginaw, Michigan, and David Swinton visit area to purchase land from the Gleason family and others.

1898 – In November, U.S. Post Office, at request of settlers, officially changes name of town to Delray.

1910 – The first U.S. Census counts population of 904 in Delray.

1921-26  – The first real estate boom.

1930-39  – Gladiolus become one of Delray’s largest crops. Architecture flourishes with building of resort cottage homes for Winter Colony. The town’s reputation as Artists & Writers Winter Colony grows.

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