The City of Palms
Are you looking for a beautiful, growing city where industry is flourishing? A tropical refuge where royal palms line boulevards? A place where city parks are bursting with bougainvillea, jacaranda and sweet hibiscus? You'll find 540 acres of charm and character right here on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.
Named for a Fort
In 1821, Florida became a US Territory, and settlers poured in. To protect the new residents, a fort was built near the Gulf coast along the Caloosahatchee River. The fort was named in honor of Colonel Abraham C. Myers, son-in-law of the commander of Fort Brooke in Tampa. It was occupied by Federal troops from 1863-1865 during the Southernmost battle of the Civil War. You can watch a reenactment of this skirmish between Northern and Southern troops at the annual North Fort Myers Cracker Festival.