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.