Place:Broward, Florida, United States

Contained Places
Evergreen Cemetery
Census-designated place
Bonnie Loch-Woodsetter North
Boulevard Gardens
Broadview-Pompano Park
Carver Ranches
Chula Vista
Collier Manor-Cresthaven
Franklin Park
Godfrey Road
Golden Heights
Green Meadow
Hillsboro Pines
Hillsboro Ranches
Kendall Green
Lake Forest
Loch Lomond
Miami Gardens
North Andrews Gardens
Oak Point
Palm Aire
Pine Island Ridge
Pompano Beach Highlands
Ramblewood East
Rock Island
Rolling Oaks
Roosevelt Gardens
Royal Palm Ranches
St. George
Sunshine Acres
Sunshine Ranches
Terra Mar
Twin Lakes
Village Park
Washington Park
West Ken-Lark
Inhabited place
Avon Park
Bay Harbor
Beverley Beach
Big Cypress Indian Reservation
Birch Ocean Front
Bonnie Lock
Broadview Park
Broward Gardens
Broward Highlands
Carver Heights
Carver Village
Coconut Creek Park
Coconut Creek
College Park
Collier Manor
Collier Park
Cooper City
Coral Heights
Coral Hills
Coral Manor
Coral Ridge Isles
Coral Springs
Coral Villas
Country Club Isles
Cypress Harbor
Dania Beach
Deerfield Beach
Driftwood Acres
East Gate Park
Eastway Park
Flamingo Village
Fleetwood Manor
Fort Lauderdale ( 1838 - )
Garden Isles
Hallandale Beach
Harbor Beach
Harbor Heights
Harbor Village
Hillsboro Beach
Imperial Point
Jessie Willies
Lauderdale Harbors
Lauderdale Lakes
Lazy Lake
Lighthouse Point
Little Harbor on the Hillsboro
Lyons Park
Melaleuca Isles
Melrose Park
Middle River Manor
Middle River Vista
Middle River
North Andrew Gardens
North Bal Harbor
North Lauderdale
North Pompano Beach
Nurmi Isles
Oakland Park
Ocean Vue
Park Haven
Pembroke Park
Pembroke Pines
Pinehurst Village
Plantation Acres
Plantation Gardens
Plantation Isles
Plantation Park
Playland Isles
Pompano Beach
Pompano Isles
Pompano Park
Port Laudania
Rio Vista Isles
Royal Palm Isles
Royal Palms Park
Sanders Park
Santa Barbara Shores
Sea Ranch Lakes
Soroka Shores
Southwest Ranches
Sun Swept Isles
Sunrise Heights
The Cove
West Deerfield Beach
West Dixie Bend
West Hollywood
Westgate Lake Manor
Weston ( 1996 - )
Wilton Manors
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Broward County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. According to a 2017 census report, the county had a population of 1,935,878, making it the second-most populous county in Florida and the 15th-most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,158,824 people in 2017.

The county is home to 31 municipalities, which consist of 24 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. It is also Florida's seventh-largest county in terms of land area, with . Broward County's urbanized area occupies 427.8 square miles of land. The largest portion of the county is the Conservation Area that extends west to border Collier County. The conservation area is 796.9 square miles and consists of wetlands, much of which are part of the Everglades National Park. At its widest points, the County stretches approximately 50.3 miles east to west and approximately 27.4 miles from north to south, averaging 5 to 25 feet in elevation.



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Native people

The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Miami region came from about 12,000 years ago. The first inhabitants settled on the banks of the Miami River, with the main villages on the northern banks.

The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County. The Tequesta Indians fished, hunted, and gathered the fruit and roots of plants for food, but did not practice any form of agriculture. They buried the small bones of the deceased with the rest of the body, and put the larger bones in a box for the village people to see. The Tequesta are credited with making the Miami Circle.

Founding of Broward

Although the area has been settled since about 1400 B.C., Broward County was founded on April 30, 1915. It was intended to be named Everglades County, but then-Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Ion Farris amended the bill that established the county to name it in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. Throughout his term as governor, Broward championed Everglades drainage and was remembered for his campaign to turn the Everglades into “useful land”. This opened up much of today's urban Broward County for development, first as agricultural land and later as residential. A year before Broward became governor, Dania became the first incorporated community of what is now Broward County, followed by Pompano in 1908, and Fort Lauderdale in 1911.

In 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create Broward County.[1] Dixie Highway was also completed through Broward County in 1915. In 1916, the settlement of "Zona" was renamed Davie in recognition of Robert P. Davie, a land developer who purchased a great deal of reclaimed Everglades land.

Broward County began a huge development boom after its incorporation, with the first "tourist hotel", in Fort Lauderdale, opening in 1919. A year later, developers began dredging wetlands in the county to create island communities.[1]

Land boom and rapid growth

1925 was considered the peak of the Florida land boom with Davie, Deerfield, Floranada, and Hollywood all being incorporated. By 1925, the boom was considered to have reached its peak, but a 1926 hurricane caused economic depression in the county.[1] In 1926, the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation (formerly "Dania Reservation" was opened. In 1927, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was incorporated. In 1928, the Bay Mabel Harbor (now the Port Everglades channel) was opened. In 1929, Merle Fogg Airport (now site of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) was dedicated. In 1939, Hillsboro Beach was incorporated. Gulfstream Park also opened in Hallandale in 1939.

The county saw another population and development boom post-World War II when the transformation from agricultural to urbanized residential area began. In 1947, Pompano merges with beach area to form the present day City of Pompano Beach.

There was another boom between the 1950s and the late 1960s. In 1953, Plantation, Lazy Lake, Florida|Lazy Lake]], and Fern Crest Village were incorporated. In 1955, Margate and Miramar were incorporated. In 1956, Lighthouse Point was incorporated and the Florida Turnpike was completed through Broward County. In 1957, Pembroke Park was incorporated. In 1959, Cooper City, Lauderhill, and Sea Ranch Lakes were incorporated.

In 1960, the City of Pembroke Pines was incorporated. This same year marked the opening of Broward College (then Broward Community College).

In 1961, Lauderdale Lakes and Sunrise were incorporated. In 1963, the cities of Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Parkland, and Tamarac were all incorporated. In 1967, Coconut Creek was incorporated.

The effects of a national recession hit the county in 1974 and the population growth finally slowed. This is from a peak growth percentage change of 297.9% which saw the population of Broward grow from 83,933 as of 1950 to 333,946 in 1960. The population subsequently experienced an 85.7% population growth which brought the population to a total of 620,100 in 1970.[2]

Recent history

The structure of the Broward County government was signed into law in 1975 with the passage of the Broward County charter.[1] In the same year, the Seminole Tribe of Florida incorporated as a governing entity and began organizing cigarette sales, bingo and land leases that will bring millions of dollars in annual revenue in later years. In 1976, Interstate 95 was completed through Broward County.

On January 19, 1977, snow fell in South Florida for the first time in recorded history. Snow was seen across all of South Florida as far south as Homestead and even on Miami Beach. Snow was officially reported by weather observers in West Palm Beach, LaBelle, Hollywood, and Royal Palm Ranger Station in deep South Miami-Dade County.

In the year 1980, the U.S. census reported over 1 million people living in Broward County.

On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew passed through Miami-Dade county causing $100 million in damage in Broward County and leaving at least a dozen residents homeless as a result of storm related fires. Broward becomes a base of operations to shuttle supplies to neighbors in devastated Dade County which suffered the brunt of the storm and caused over $25 billion in damage. Hurricane Andrew caused a massive exodus from South Dade to Broward County filling Pembroke Pines and other Broward communities with tens of thousands of transplanted families.

In the year 2000, U. S. census reported a total population 1,623,018. The town of South West Ranches was incorporated this year.

On March 1, 2005, West Park became Broward County's 31st municipality to be incorporated.

On October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida leaving the entire area damaged and causing almost universal power outages. Wilma was the most damaging storm in Broward County since Hurricane King in 1950. Broward experienced wind speeds between 80 and 100 mph (130 and 160 km/h) which endured for about five hours.


Date Event Source
1915 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1917 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 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
1920 5,135
1930 20,094
1940 39,794
1950 83,933
1960 333,946
1970 620,100
1980 1,018,200
1990 1,255,488


Cemeteries of Broward County, Florida, United States

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