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Palm Harbor, Florida, USA

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Where is Palm Harbor, Florida, USA? 

Palm Harbor, Pinellas, Florida, USA
Palm Harbor was originally called Sutherland, a shortening of Southern Land and Development Company, the group that originally platted the community as Sutherland, Hillsborough County, in 1888. The name was changed to Palm Harbor in 1925. Palm Harbor was originally settled by area pioneers including the Thompsons ca 1865, the Whitehursts, the Hollands, the Tinneys, the Suttons, the Rivieres, the Bensons, the Roberts, the Aldermans and the Wilsons. J.C. Craver was the first Northerner to permanently settle in this portion of Hillsborough County. According to Craver's diary, still in the family, he came here in the winter of 1877 upon the advice of his physician.
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1878 - Palm Harbor - A post office commission under the name of Bay St. Joseph was granted in 1878, this being the earliest written record of the community.

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1888 - Palm Harbor was originally called Sutherland after a post office was granted in 1888, the same year the railroad came through.

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1902 - Palm Harbor - Sutherland boasted two beautiful hotels, the larger one becoming Southern College in 1902.

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1925 - The town of Sutherland's name was changed to Palm Harbor in 1925.

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Anderson
flag  Walter Albert ANDERSON (3 September 1914, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 28 December 2011, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA) gravestone

Briggs
flag  Virginia Macrae BRIGGS (14 November 1913, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 9 April 2002, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA) gravestone

Campbell
flag  Addie L. CAMPBELL (19 December 1872, , Florida, USA - 26 November 1927, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)

Collins
flag  E Hamlin COLLINS (10 December 1850, Brewer, Maine, USA - 11 November 1931, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)
flag  Thomas A. COLLINS (15 December 1863, , Florida, USA - 26 February 1926, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)

Durrance
flag  Joseph Peter DURRANCE (4 January 1860, , Georgia, USA - 23 August 1929, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)

Ingram
flag  James Robert INGRAM (19 February 1864, Meriden, Mississippi, USA - 11 April 1929, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)

Mason
flag  Lizzie Ellen MASON (24 May 1874, Live Oak, Florida, USA - 7 April 1930, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)
 

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