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2000-2010

2000

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

The butterfly ballot used during
the 2000 presidential election in
Palm Beach County.

Population of Florida 15,982,378; Palm Beach County 1,131,184.

Because of irregular ballot design, Palm Beach County plays pivotal role in presidential election

2001

Some of the 9/11 terrorists who carried out attacks in the U.S., trained in Palm Beach County.

Homegrown terrorist attack with Anthrax at American Media, Inc. building in Boca Raton. Bob Stevens, photo editor, dies of exposure to Anthrax; two others at AMI exposed

2004

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

In September hurricanes Francis and Jeanne strike Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties within weeks of each other.

Scripps Research Institute establishes a branch complex in Jupiter

2005

Hurricane Wilma Strikes south Florida including Palm Beach County.

2006

Loxahatchee Groves incorporates as Palm Beach County's 38th municipality.

2008

1856 map close-up shows the location of the two Battles of  Loxahatchee in January 1838

The renovated historic 1916
Palm Beach County Courthouse

Historic 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse opens after renovation.

2009

Palm Beach County celebrates centennial.

2010

Palm Beach Community College changes name to Palm Beach State College, now a 4-year college

 

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