Seminole may be the "youngest" incorporated municipality in Pinellas County, but the Seminole area has a long and established history. Voters approved the creation of the city on November 15, 1970. Over the last forty-plus years, Seminole has expanded through responsible patterns of development and annexation, and the area has become a preferred residential and business destination in greater Tampa Bay. The cityâ€™s name honors Native Americans who came into other areas of Florida between the mid-1750s and early 1800s. Newcomers began to arrive in the Seminole area in small numbers after the Civil War, attracted by the excellent drainage and higher elevation along the ridge. Agricultural opportunities expanded with the opening of the Tampa and Gulf Coast Railway in late 1914. Citrus groves soon proliferated. Residential development accelerated after the Second World War.
Schnur, James Anthony. Seminole. Images of America Series. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2015.
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