Place:Collier, Florida, United States

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NameCollier
Alt namesColliersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates26.133°N 81.483°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1923 - )
See alsoLee, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Collier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2010 estimate for the county is 321,520. Its county seat is Naples.

Collier County is coextensive with the Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used for statistical purposes by the Census Bureau and other agencies. Naples and Marco Island are designated as the MSA's principal cities. The Naples, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area was first defined in 1990. Marco Island was added as a principal city and the name changed to its present form in 2003.

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History

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Collier County was created in 1923 from Lee County. It was named for Barron Collier, a New York City advertising mogul and real estate developer who had moved into Southwest Florida and established himself as a prominent land owner. He agreed to build the Tamiami Trail for what was then Lee County (Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades & Charlotte Counties) in exchange for favorable consideration with the state legislature to have a county named for him. After the county was named, Collier was quoted as saying "When I first came here on holiday with Juliet, I never expected that I would buy a whole region of it, nor did I expect to pay for the new Tamiami Trail, or half the things I've done. But I really didn't expect to have a whole county named after me."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1923 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1923 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1923 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1923 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1923 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1930 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1930 2,883
1940 5,102
1950 6,488
1960 15,753
1970 38,040
1980 85,971
1990 152,099

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External links

www.co.collier.fl.us/


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