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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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