United States Genealogy Florida, United States Genealogy Polk County Lakeland
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.
Church History and Records[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
The Lakeland Ledger
Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
Bartow Historical Library, .