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. As of the 2010 census, the population was 321,520. Its county seat is East Naples, where the county offices were moved from Everglades in 1962.

Collier County comprises the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples, FL Combined Statistical Area.

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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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