A Brief History of the Groveland Area
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We are currently working on updating the history of the Groveland area, so check back periodically for new and expanded articles and photographs.
Pre 1400s - 1850s: EARLY FLORIDA
Many of the people and events of early Florida are connected with or effected the area of today's South Lake County, so much of them are included in this section.
For information concerning those that directly contributed to the founding of Groveland, check out the below section: Early Groveland Area.
1850s - 1880s: EARLY GROVELAND AREA
Long before the City of Groveland was incorporated, many pioneers were already arriving
and establishing rural settlements.
While many of these early settlements disappeared and others never flourished, they all contributed in some way to the founding and success of Groveland.
Since many of the people living in the rural areas outside of Groveland contributed to the city throughout the years and are kin to many of the original families, their histories are also a part of Groveland's history.
Many of our rural neighbors would go to Groveland to work, shop, and eventually go to school, so while they might not live within the city limits, they have always considered Groveland their hometown.
1880s - 1900s: TAYLORVILLE (PRE-GROVELAND)
1910s - 1980s: EARLY GROVELAND
1980s - 2020s: MODERN GROVELAND
L. Day Edge was Groveland's first mayor and the youngest Florida Speaker of the House in 1923, while residing in Groveland.
Thank you for your interest in Groveland's history!
For more details, come visit us at the Groveland Historical Museum!
The Groveland Historical Museum is operated by a partnership of the City of Groveland and the Groveland Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency.