Miami-Dade Florida genealogy and history

 


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County History
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Such a diverse place!

Where else can "snow-birds", political refugees, millionaires, and alligators be found living so closely together?

Such diverse landscapes as well --- art deco, big city skyscrapers, small communities of many different ethnicticities, and the Everglades - a place like no other....

Formerly known as Dade County, and often referred to as Metro-Dade, on November 13, 1997, voters changed it to Miami-Dade County.

The county seat is Miami, located in the northeastern part of the county.

Dade County was created on January 18, 1836 and was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole War, at what has since been named the Dade Battlefield.
At the time of its creation, Dade County included the land that now contains Palm Beach and Broward counties, together with the land of present day Miami-Dade County. The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida Keys, then moved in 1844 to Miami.

In 1909, Palm Beach County was formed from the northern portion of what was then Dade County, and then in 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is now Broward County. There have been no significant boundary changes to the county since 1915.

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From wikipedia:
The county is home to 35 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. The northern, central and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high rises up the coastline, as well as the location of South Florida's central business district, Downtown Miami. Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agriculture economy of Miami. Agricultural Redland makes up roughly one third of Miami-Dade County's inhabited land area, and is sparsely populated, a stark contrast to the densely populated, urban northern Miami-Dade County. The western portion of the county extends into the Everglades National Park and is unpopulated. East of the mainland in Biscayne Bay is also Biscayne National Park.
 

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Website Updates:
June 2015:  1870 Census; Marriage announcements for
FLANAGAN - SLIGH; MILLER - SIBERT; WILSON - MESHAW;  WW1 military news for  WASHBURN
Mar 2015:  obits for BALANCE, CROWELL, GORDON, DEERING, SNEED, BOSW ELL, BRYAN, REDMOND, ENGLISH, BUTLER, BRYAN, BEAVER, ANNO, MAXON
Sept 2014:  obit for PETERS, PUGH, PATTERSON, BURDINE, CLARK, FLANAGAN, SEW ELL, MAY, REDMOND, MARCH,
PALINQUIST, VOSS

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