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Evolution of Palm Beach County

Before Palm Beach County was established in 1909, it was part of many other counties. To see the evolution of the county from 1821 to the establishment of its final boundaries in 1925, check out the maps below.

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1821 - Palm Beach County is part of St. Johns County
1821 - Palm Beach County is part of St. Johns County.
1822 Palm Beach County is part of St. Johns County 1822 - Palm Beach County is part of St. Johns County.
1823 Sections of Palm Beach County are part of St. Johns and Monroe counties 1823 - Sections of Palm Beach County are part of St. Johns and Monroe counties.
1824 Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Mosquito and Monroe counties 1824 - Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Mosquito and Monroe counties.
1836 Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Dade, Mosquito, and Monroe counties 1836 - Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Dade, Mosquito, and Monroe counties. Dade County is formed from Monroe County.
1844 Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Dade, St. Lucie, and Monroe counties 1844 - Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Dade, St. Lucie, and Monroe counties.
1855 Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Dade, Brevard, and Monroe counties 1855 - Sections of Palm Beach County are part of Dade, Brevard, and Monroe counties.
1866  Palm Beach County is part of Dade County 1866 - Palm Beach County is part of Dade County.
1909 Palm Beach County is created by the Florida Legislature, effecticve July 1, 1909 1909 - Palm Beach County is created by the Florida Legislature, effecticve July 1, 1909.
1915  Broward County is fromed from the north enof of Dade County... 1915 - Broward County is fromed from the north enof of Dade County and the south end of Palm Beach County.
1925 Martin County if formed from the northe nd of Palm Beach County... 1925 - Martin County if formed from the northe nd of Palm Beach County. The boundaries do not change until the 1960s when Lake Okeechobee which was part of Palm Beach County, is divided between the counties surrounding the lake. Another more recent boundary change occurred in 2009 when a small section of Palm Beach County was given to Broward County.

 

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