History of Martin County

Stuart Florida, the County seat of Martin County, is located on Florida’s East Coast and borders the St. Lucie River. The first settlers came to Stuart in 1870 and Stuart was incorporated in 1914. Interestingly, the original name of Stuart was Potsdam and was named so by Stypman one of the earliest settlers of Stuart. The Martin County courthouse is located in Stuart and it contains both the circuit and county courts for Martin County. Martin County personal injury lawyer, Stephen J. Press has practiced personal injury law for four decades in Martin County, Florida.

History

“Downtown Stuart” was originally owned by the Stypman brothers who were large landowners. They were early pineapple farmers made their fortune in the area. The name was changed from Potsdam to Stuart (after another settler) after the FEC railroad made its way through Martin County. The area of Stuart is famous for its sports fishing and particularly sail fishing. Downtown Stuart maintains much of its quaint original architecture with its older neighborhoods in the downtown area. Recently Stuart successfully completed a revitalization program that made downtown Stuart a pleasant destination with its shops and restaurants in close proximity to the St. Lucie River. Some of the points of interest are the old Martin County courthouse, built in 1937 and now the courthouse cultural center; the old Stuart feed store and the historic Dudley-Bessie house. Stewart’s population is 17,285 and increases to 21,087 with winter visitors. Stuart lies in the area of southeast Florida as the treasure Coast, which derives its name from the 18th century one several Spanish galleons were shipwrecked in the Martin County area of Florida’s treasure Coast. The multiple ship wrecks were reportedly the result of a hurricane of the ships were carrying unknown quantities of gold and silver. When Stewart was incorporated is a town in 1914 It was actually located in Palm Beach County. It became the county seat of Martin County in 1925 when it was chartered as a city.

In recent years, unfortunately, the motor vehicle accident trend in Martin County has increased with the serious accidents caused by drunken drivers. If you are the victim of a serious motor vehicle accident you should consult with a highly experienced and professional personal injury attorney. You should always initially contact your insurance company. You should not speak with or give a statement to any other insurance company or attorney.

Contact a Martin County Personal Injury Lawyer

It is important to obtain solid legal advice concerning your rights. Contact Martin County personal injury lawyer, Stephen J. Press for a free consultation and case review at 561-833-2772 or contact our office online.