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Lake Worth, Florida, USA

Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border, originally called "Lake Worth", and now generally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The lake itself was named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the last part of the Second Seminole War... wikipedia

The area that is now referred to as Lake Worth was settled a few years after Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862. In 1896 Henry Flagler extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach; making Lake Worth much more accessible for new settlers. Much of present-day Lake Worth was once owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves. While the James' where in possession of the property, the future townsite was referred to as Jewel. In 1911 Fannie James sold the core area of her land to Palm Beach Farms Company.

The name Jewel was subsequently changed to Lucerne and platting began shortly thereafter. Lake Worth was formally incorporated in 1912...

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  • In 1896 Henry Flagler extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach; making Lake Worth much more accessible for new settlers.

    https://www.lakeworth.org/visitors/museums/

  • In 1911 Fannie James sold the core area of her land known as Jewel (now Lake Worth) to Palm Beach Farms Company.
    Much of present-day Lake Worth was once owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves. While the James' where in possession of the property,...Read MORE...


  • The name Jewel was subsequently changed to Lucerne and platting began shortly thereafter. Lake Worth was formally incorporated in 1912,

    https://www.lakeworth.org/visitors/museums/

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  • In 1896 Henry Flagler extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach; making Lake Worth much more accessible for new settlers.

    https://www.lakeworth.org/visitors/museums/
  • In 1911 Fannie James sold the core area of her land known as Jewel (now Lake Worth) to Palm Beach Farms Company.
    Much of present-day Lake Worth was once owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves. While the James' where in possession of the property,... Read MORE...

  • The name Jewel was subsequently changed to Lucerne and platting began shortly thereafter. Lake Worth was formally incorporated in 1912,

    https://www.lakeworth.org/visitors/museums/

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