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Fort Myers
Lee County, Florida

ZipCodes
33901, 33903, 33907, 33908, 33912, 33913, 33916, 33917

Motto
Gulf Coast Paradise
The City of Palms



Page Contents for Fort Myers, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Fort Myers is approximately 48,208 2000, 62298 2010.
The approximate number of families is 21,388 1990, 24968 2010.
The amount of land area in Fort Myers is 56.895 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 22.257 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Myers to Washington DC is 894 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 302 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Myers is positioned 26.63 degrees north of the equator and 81.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on the gulf coast of Florida along the shore of the Caloosahatchee River
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Weather


comfortable. A weather page for Ft. Myers.
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History & History Related Items

During the Seminole Indian Wars, Fort Myers was built for protection for the local settlers. It wasnamed for Colonel Abraham C. Myers, the son-in-law of the commander of Fort Brooke in Tampa. Though the fort was closed in 1858, several battles of the Civil War were fought near here. Wood from the original fort was used to build some of the first homes in Fort Myers when it was platted in 1876. The growing city was one of the largest in the area by 1885. It was at this same time that Thomas A. Edison arrived and felt drawn to the area. He built his home and laboratory. Later, His good friend, Henry Ford, also came and bought the home next door. Edison encouraged him to quit his job and follow his dream of building a gasoline-powered car. The rest is history! The history page below has more information on the history of Fort Myers.

Try this good history page for Fort Myers.

Southwest Florida Museum of History
2300 Peck St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239 332-5955
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Attractions

Noted Notables
Thomas Edison built a winter home in Fort Myers and came here for 35 years.

Edison-Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
Phone: 239-334-7419
Thomas Edison build a winter home here that was completed in 1886. He and his wife called it Seminole Lodge. His friend, Henry Ford, became his next door neighbor in 1915 and called his estate the Mangoes.

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

3450 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone: 239-275-3435
Fax: 239-275-9016

Railroad Museum of S. Florida
2855 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
Phone: 239-275-3000
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Fort Myers City Government

City of Fort Myers
PO Drawer 2217
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Phone: 239-332-6700
Fax: 239-332-6131



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Lee County Courthouse
2115 2nd St.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3053
Phone: 239 335-2269


Lee County Sheriff Office
14750 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33912-4406
Phone: 239-332-3456

Fort Myers is the County Seat of Lee County.

Fort Myers Chamber

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
2310 Edwards Drive
P.O. Box 9289
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Toll-free: 800-366-3622
Phone: 239-332-3624
Fax: 239-332-7276
Email
We serve Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Estero and many other areas.


Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 204
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-418-1441
Fax: 239-418-1475

Fort Myers Organizations

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
2310 Edwards Drive
P.O. Box 9289
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Toll-free: 800-366-3622
Phone: 239-332-3624
Fax: 239-332-7276
Email
We serve Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Estero and many other areas.


Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 204
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-418-1441
Fax: 239-418-1475

Fort Myers Libraries

Fort Myers - Lee County Library
2050 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Phone: 239 479-4633
This is the main library. There are many other branches.

Fort Myers Schools

The School District of Lee County
2055 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-334-1102
TTD/TTY: 239-335-1512


Fort Myers Middle School
3050 Central Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901-7305
Phone: 239-936-1759



HIGHER EDUCATION


Edison Community College
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239 489-9300


University of South Florida
Fort Myers Campus
8111 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239 432-5500 Fort Myers

Miscellany

The population of Fort Myers was:
1990 - 45,206
2000 - 48,208

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