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Florida History

Various Historical Periods in Florida’s History

Pre-European Contact

Indigenous peoples of Florida


Colonial
European Colonization in Florida (1497-1821)


U.S. Territorial

Territorial Florida (1821-1845)



Statehood

Florida Statehood (March 3, 1845)


Civil War and Reconstruction

Florida during the Civil War and Reconstruction


20th Century

Florida in the 20th Century












Florida History in the News

A Brief Timeline of Florida History

10,000 BC to current


The Spanish Colonization of Florida

Historical Museum of Southern Florida


Five Centuries of Florida History

National Park Service


14 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Florida

Here are a few awesome Florida landmarks


Florida East Coast Railway

Henry M. Flagler’s contribution to the development of the State of Florida


Seminole Indians in Florida

A history of the Seminole Tribe in Florida



Videos About Florida History

Follow The Crowds: How Flagler & Plant Changed Florida


US History: Florida 1750 - 1845


First Colony: Our Spanish Origins


Early Florida (1880-1903)

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Florida History and Cartography (1861)


Oligocene Epoch - Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land


Florida Since World War 2


19th & 20th Century Books and Booklets About Florida History

A Florida Sketch-Book - by Bradford Torrey


A Guide to Florida - 1873


A Handbook of Florida - by Charles Ledyard Norton


A History of Florida - by Caroline Mays Brevard


A Trip to Florida - Spring of 1883 - by John Jessie Bruce


Along the Florida Reef - by Charles F. Holder


An Authentic Report and History of St. Andrews Bay, Florida - by Paul A. Clifford


An Interesting History of Florida and the Famous Tarpon Springs by Enoch Conklin


Duval County, Florida 1885


Early Plantations of the Halifax Concerning the Ruins - by Edith P. Stanton


Excursions through Florida on the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway - 1892


Features of the Hill Country in Florida - by Richard C. Long


Fifty-Two Years in Florida - by John C. Ley


Florida - A Collection of Photographs - 1886


Florida - A Pamplet Descriptive - Prepared in the Interest of Immigration - 1904


Florida - An Historical Sketch - by George J. Hagar


Florida - Beauties of the East Coast (A Collection of Photographs) - 1893


Florida - Its Climate, Soil and Productions - 1868


Florida - Its Climate, Soil and Productions - 1869


Florida - Its History and Its Romance - by George R. Fairbanks


Florida - Its History, Condition and Resources - by Samuel A. Drake


Florida - Past and Present - by Samuel C. Upham - 1883


Florida - The Land of Enchantment - by Nevin O. Winter


Florida Days - by Vilma M. Goodman


Florida Fancies - by F. R. Swift


Florida Flashlights - by J. H. Reese


Florida for Tourists, Invalids and Settlers - by George M. Barbour


Florida of Today - by J. W. Davidson


Florida or Summer in the Winter Time - 1891-93


Florida Winter Pleasure Tours by the Pennsylvania Railroad - 1896


Florida, An Ideal Cattle State - 1918


Florida's Pathfinder for the Tourist and Invalid - Season of 1875-76 - by John Prescott Whitney


Florida's Pathfinder for the Tourist and Invalid - Season of 1876-77 - by John Prescott Whitney


Highways and Byways of Florida - by Clifton Johnson - 1918


Historical Sketches of Colonial Florida - by Richard L. Campbell


Historical Society of Florida - 1856


History and Antiquities of St. Augustine, Florida - by George R. Fairbanks


History of Early Jacksonville, Florida - by Thomas Frederick Davis


History of Florida - by George R. Fairbanks


History of Florida, Louisiana, Texas and California - by Robert Greenhow


History of the United States to the Cession of Florida - by William Grimshaw


Home Life in Florida - by Helen Harcourt


Idle Moments in Florida - by George V. Hobart


Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River (Railroad and Steamer Tours) - 1892-3


Notes on the Floridian Penninsula-Its Literary History, Indian Tribes and Antiquities - by Daniel G. Brinton


Old Saint Augustine - A Story of Three Centuries - by Charles B. Reynolds


Orlando, Florida (Photographs) - 1890


Palma Sola - The Youngest and Largest Town in Florida - 1884


Pennsylvania Railroad Tours of Florida - 1892


Pineapple Culture in Florida - 1921


Piracy off the Florida Coast and Elsewhere - by Samuel A. Green


Runnymede, Orange County, Florida - America's Sanitarium - 1880s


Saint Augustine, Florida - 1869


School History of Florida - by Edwin L. Green - 1898


St. Augustine - by John R. Musick


Story of the Huguenots - by F. A. Mann


The Blue Book and History of Pioneers - Tampa, FLA 1914 - by Pauline Brown-Hazen


The Civil War and Reconstruction in Florida - by William Watson Davis


The Conquest of Florida by Hernando de Soto - Vol. I - by Theodore Irving


The Conquest of Florida by Hernando de Soto - Vol. II - by Theodore Irving


The De Soto Expedition Through Florida - by T. H. Lewis - 1900


The Disston Lands of Florida


The Early Days and Remembrances of Osceola Nikkanochee - by Andrew Welch


The Exiles of Florida - by Joshua R. Giddings


The Florida Colonist or Settler's Guide - 1871


The Giant Fish of Florida - by J. Turner-Turner


The History of Methodism in Georgia and Florida - by Geo. G. Smith Jr.


The History of Saint Augustine, Florida - by William W. Dewhurst


The Purchase of Florida - Its History and Diplomacy - by Hubert Bruce Fuller


The Seminoles of Florida - by Minnie Moore-Wilson


The Spanish Border Lands - by Walter E. Bolton


The Spaniards in Florida - by George R. Fairbanks (published in 1868)


The Spanish Settlements - Florida 1562-1574 - by Woodbury Lowery


The Sword of Justice - by Sheppard Stevens


The Territory of Florida -Civil and Natural History - by John Lee Williams - 1837


The Truth About Florida - by Charles Donald Fox


The West Floridas Controversy, 1798-1813 - by Isaac Joslin Cox


West Florida and its Relation to the Historical Cartography of the U.S.A. - by Henry E. Chambers


What About Florida - by L. H. Cammack


Where to Go in Florida - by Daniel F. Tyler