Lakeland, Polk County, Florida Genealogy

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Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland was first settled in the 1870s and began to develop as the rail lines reached the area in 1884. It was incorporated 1 January 1885. The town was founded by Abraham Munn (a resident of Louisville, Kentucky), who purchased 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land in what is now downtown Lakeland in 1882 and platted the land for the town in 1884. Among the names considered (and rejected) for the town by its residents were Munnville, Red Bug and Rome City.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Episcopal[edit | edit source]

  • St. David's Episcopal
    Church records, 1953-1993 FHLC
    Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1953-1993
    Communicants and confirmations
    St. David's history, May 16, 1953 - May 16, 1993

Directories[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Mosswood Remembered FHLC

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Lakeland Ledger

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  Bartow Historical Library, .