Broward County History

Broward County, the second most populated County in the state of Florida is located in the southeast part of the state. Fort Lauderdale is the County seat and is where the main courthouse is situated. The County is also the 18th most populous county in the United States. The law offices of Broward County personal injury attorney, Stephen J. Press handles personal-injury cases throughout the County.

History

The state of Florida created Broward County in 1915 and named it after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward who was the governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. Interestingly, the original name was intended to be Everglades County, but to then speaker of the House of Representatives, Ion Farris was able to amend the bill so that the County was named after the former governor. Ever since it began Broward County was considered a leader in agricultural products and services with the state of Florida. With the advent of World War II the region was transformed as a result of the war buildup. The law offices of Broward County personal injury attorney, Stephen J. Press has practiced personal injury law for over 40 years and handles all types of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls and wide range of personal injury cases.

Points of interest

In addition to its beautiful beaches Broward County is home to many notable attractions. The city of Fort Lauderdale is the home of the Museum of discovery and science. Fort Lauderdale also has trained many Olympic swimmers at the swimming Hall of Fame. Other attractions can be found in the area such as the international game Fish Association, flamingo Gardens a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary and Sawgrass Mills, a large shopping mall located in Sunrise. The expensive Everglades Park to the West has multiple entrances in Broward County.

Geography and Demographics

Broward County has an average elevation of 6 feet above sea level. It’s most prominent geographical features are its beautiful beaches on its East Coast and the extensive Everglades National Park in the Western part of the County. It is among the last areas of Florida to be created and populated with plants and animals. The County has a total area of 1319.63 square miles. The County is fairly densely populated with most of the developable land already built out. According to the 2000 census, the population of the county was 1,623,018 people. An interesting ethnic note is that Broward County is the only county in the nation outside of the Northeast in which the Italian-Americans formed the largest ethnic group according to the 2000 census. The median income for a household in Broward County was $41,691.

The Broward County main courthouse with its Circuit and County courts is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Also in the downtown Fort Lauderdale is located the federal district court for the Southern District Florida. Personal injury trials are held in both courthouses. If you are injured victim as a result of someone’s negligence,It is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. The law offices of Broward County personal injury attorney, Stephen J. Press are ready to review your case and no charge. There is never a fee unless a recovery is made. Please contact our office at 561-833-2772 or contact us online.