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Fort Myers

Lee County,


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Gulf Coast Paradise
The City of Palms

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.

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

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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.

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Fort Myers location: on the gulf coast of Florida along the shore of the Caloosahatchee River

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Fort Myers is comfortable. A weather page for Ft. Myers.
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History & History Related Items

Fort Myers history:

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.

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

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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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