Sign In

FREE ancestry since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!

Add YOUR Family To This Page

flag  History of Cape Coral, Florida, USA

Journey back in time to Cape Coral, Florida, USA

Visit Cape Coral, Florida, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

Follow us on Instagram      Subscribe to our Youtube channel      Buy Me a Coffee at Visit Our Old Newspaper Blog Visit Our Life Blog

Do You Have Cape Coral Roots? Share Your Ancestral Story!

Cape Coral, Florida, USA -

Cape Coral, Lee, Florida, USA

Cape Coral was founded in 1957. Real estate developers Leonard and Jack Rosen purchased a 103-square-mile (270 km2) tract known as Redfish Point for $678,000 in that year and, in 1958, began development of the city as a master-planned, pre-planned community.

There is MUCH more to discover about Cape Coral, Florida, USA. Read on!

Cape Coral Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Cape Coral, Florida, USA


Cape Coral, Florida, USA

Surfside Restaurant, Cape Coral

Cape Coral, Florida, USA


Cape Coral, Florida, USA

Cape Coral Golf and Racquet Club

Cape Coral, Florida, USA

The Nautilus Motel
A Waterfront Wonderland

Discover Cape Coral: History, News, Travel, and Stories

Add informationAdd History/News/Story
  • 1957 - Cape Coral founded
  • 1964 - A major addition for Cape Coral was the construction of the 3,400 feet (1,000 m) long Cape Coral Bridge across the Caloosahatchee River, which opened in early 1964.
  • 1970 - Cape Coral - The city incorporated in August 1970

  • 2023 - Whether you're a resident or a visitor, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in Cape Coral to keep you entertained. From outdoor activities to cultural experiences, here's a list of some great options:
    Explore Cape Coral's Canals: Cape Coral is often referred to as the "Waterfront Wonderland" because of its extensive canal system. You can rent a kayak, paddleboard, or even take a boat tour to explore these waterways. The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is a fantastic place to start.

    Visit Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach: This public beach offers a lovely sandy shoreline, a fishing pier, and a community pool. It's a great spot for picnics, swimming, or simply relaxing with a good book.

    Sun Splash Family Water Park: If you're traveling with kids, this water park is a must-visit. It features water slides, a lazy river, and various pools, making it a perfect place to cool off on a hot day.

    Cape Coral Farmers Market: Held every Saturday, this market is a fantastic place to pick up fresh produce, crafts, and other local goodies. It's also a great opportunity to meet local artisans and enjoy some live music.

    Cape Coral Historical Museum: Learn about the history of Cape Coral at... Read MORE...

Discover Your Roots: Cape Coral Ancestry

Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Cape Coral, Florida, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Cape Coral.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

female ancestorAnna Beatrice CROUSS (2 May 1900, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA (Feeding Hills) - 28 May 1993, Cape Coral, Florida, USA)
female ancestorPhillis Jean Elizabeth KELLY (12 July 1907, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - , )
female ancestorNevaeh Christine MORGENSTERN (28 June 1909, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - , )
female ancestorRonda R HICKMAN (16 June 1911, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - 19 August 1982, , Wyoming, USA)
male ancestorWaymon TODD (22 June 1913, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - 22 September 1967, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))
male ancestorKenneth D MOORE (16 September 1917, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - 5 July 1992, New Lexington, Perry, Ohio, USA)
female ancestorMartha Elizabeth SHEETS (14 October 1919, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - 16 June 2009, )
male ancestorKenneth Thedore HAMPTON (31 July 1924, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - 3 July 2014, Cape Coral, Florida, USA)
male ancestorHoward Glen ANDERT (30 January 1926, Cape Coral, Florida, USA - 11 April 2006, Cape Coral, Florida, USA)
Not the place you are looking for? Try again!

Search for Your Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:

Who Are You Searching For?

Search for Your Family by Name

NOTE: If you don't know your ancestor's whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
*Last Name:
Born (+/- 2 years):
Died (+/- 2 years):
Match all terms exactly:

Updated: 9/24/2023 9:50:17 AM

Cape Coral Ancestry Tales: Share Your Unique Story!

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Cape Coral, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.