Timeline of Florida history

An 18th-century map of Florida

This is a timeline of the U.S. state of Florida.

History of Florida
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The seal of Florida reflects the state's Native American history
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  • 1601: King Philip III of Spain commissioned a map of Florida which includes a fort he wants built in Miami.
  • 1603: Pedro Ibarra appointed Governor of Florida.
  • 1605: "Period of Friendship" between Spanish and Native Tribes started because of the diplomatic trip of Alvaro Mexia.[3]



Statehood era (1845–present)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Straub, W. L. History of Pinellas County, p. 27. The Record Company. St. Augustine, Florida. 1929.
  2. ^ Largo Bicentennial Book Committee. Largo, then till..., p. 2. Largo Area Historical Society. 1979.
  3. ^ Rouse, Irving. Survey of Indian River Archaeology. Yale University Publications in Anthropology 45. ISBN 978-0-404-15668-8.
  4. ^ "1715 Plate Fleet, Page 10" (PDF). Brevard County Historical Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  5. ^ a b Pinellas County Planning Department as staff for the Pinellas County Planning Council. (PCPD) Pinellas County Historical Background, p. 4. No city. No date.
  6. ^ "First Florida Oilwell". aoghs.org. Retrieved February 9, 2015.

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