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Encyclopedia > Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers
Nickname: City of Palms
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 26°37′54″N 81°51′26″W / 26.63167, -81.85722
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Florida Florida
County  Lee
Founded March 24, 1886
Government
 - Mayor Jim Humphrey
Area
 - City 40.4 sq mi (104.7 km²)
 - Land 31.8 sq mi (82.4 km²)
 - Water 8.6 sq mi (82.4 km²)  21.25%
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 60,531
 - Density 1,514.6/sq mi (505.3/km²)
 - Metro 544,758
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33900-33999
Area code(s) 239
FIPS code 12-24125[1]
GNIS feature ID 0282700[2]
Website: http://www.cityftmyers.com

Fort Myers is the home of county seat[3] and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. The population was 48,208 at the 2000 census. According to the 2006 U.S. Census Bureau's Estimates, the city had a population of 60,531. [1] EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Lee_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Fort_Myers_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... EST is UTC-5 The North American Eastern Standard Time Zone (abbreviated EST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-5. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 239 covers a large area of Southwest Florida including Lee and Collier counties as well as small parts of Hendry and Charlotte counties and the Everglades National park in Mainland Monroe County. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


The city is one of two major cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA, the other being Cape Coral. As of July 1, 2006, the population estimate for the metropolitan area was 571,344.[2] The Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Lee County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Cape Coral and Fort Myers. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded 1965 Incorporated 1970 County Lee County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 298. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Established in 1886, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. It is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist destination in Florida. The winter homes of Thomas Edison (Seminole Lodge) and Henry Ford (The Mangoes), which are both primary tourist attractions in the region, are located on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Map of Southwest Florida Southwest Florida is a region of Florida located along its gulf coast, south of the Tampa Bay area, west of Lake Okeechobee and mostly north of the Everglades. ... Edison redirects here. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ...


On August 13, 2004, Fort Myers was hit hard by Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall north of the area. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma struck south of Naples, but caused extensive damage nonetheless in Fort Myers and its southern suburbs. is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2004; for other storms named Hurricane Charley, see Hurricane Charley (disambiguation). ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms, and thereby become hurricanes. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Location in Collier County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Collier Settled 6 November 1886 Incorporated (town) 1925 Incorporated (city) 25 May 1949 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bill Barnett   - City Manager Robert E. Lee  Area [1]  - city  14. ...


Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located southeast of the city in South Fort Myers, near Gateway and Lehigh Acres. Southwest Florida International Airport (IATA: RSW, ICAO: KRSW) is an airport located in South Fort Myers, Florida. ... South Fort Myers is an unincorporated area of Lee County, Florida. ... Gateway is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida. ... Lehigh Acres is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida. ...

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History

Incorporated in 1886, Fort Myers is the center of a popular tourist area in Southwest Florida and the seat of Lee County. It is located about 120 miles south of Tampa at the meeting point of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers was the frequent winter home of Thomas Edison and is the current home of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training camps. Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... The Caloosahatchee River is a river on the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida in the United States, approximately 75 mi (121 long). ... Edison redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ...

Typical architecture in downtown Fort Myers
Typical architecture in downtown Fort Myers

Fort Myers, built in 1850 as a military fort to fend off Seminole Indians that were massacring the area's few settlers, was named after Col. Abraham C. Myers, who was stationed in Florida for seven years and was the son-in-law of the fort's establisher and commander. In 1858, after years of elusive battle, Chief Billy Bowlegs and his warriors were persuaded to surrender and move west, and the fort was abandoned. Billy's Creek, which flows into the Caloosahatchee River and runs between The Beau Rivage Condominiums and Alta Mar, was named after a temporary camp where Billy Bowlegs and his men awaited ships to take them west. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the fortification of food, see Food fortification. ... For other uses, see Seminole (disambiguation). ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Billy Bowlegs, 1858 This article is about the original Seminole chief. ... The Caloosahatchee River is a river on the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida in the United States, approximately 75 mi (121 long). ...


The fort was abandoned until 1863 when a small number of Federal troops re-occupied the fort during the Civil War. In 1865 the fort was attacked unsuccessfully by a very small group of Confederates. After the war, the fort was again deserted. Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia...


The first settlers arrived in 1866, but it wasn't until 1882 when the city experienced a significant influx of settlers. By 1885, when Fort Myers was incorporated, it was the second largest city only to Tampa on Florida's west coast south of Cedar Key even larger than Clearwater and Sarasota, also growing cities at the time. 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Dock Street, Cedar Key. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida. ...


Fort Myers first became a nationally known winter resort with the building of The Royal Palm Hotel in 1898. But what really sparked the city's growth was the construction of the Tamiami Trail Bridge built across the Caloosahatchee River in 1924. After the bridge's construction, the city experienced its first real estate boom and many subdivisions sprouted around the city. Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Alligators are a common sight along the scenic Tamiami Trail from Miami to Naples. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Arial photo of Miami dated 1927, with the newly-constructed Venetian Islands visible as well as the beginning of the doomed Isola di Lolando project. ...


Interesting facts

  • The first known resident of Fort Myers was Manuel Gonzalez, a Spaniard from the province of Asturias, who had come by way of Cuba and settled there in the 19th century.
  • Dunbar High School's Science Olympiad teams won 15th place overall in the 2007 Florida State Science Olympiad, including a win in the remote sensing category. [5]
  • Local private school Canterbury was listed in Forbes's "Top 400 Schools to Get Your Kid into Harvard". Canterbury students have also won the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Grand Award five times in the past 20 years.

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Higher learning

College in Fort Myers, Florida. ... Florida Gulf Coast University is a public, four-year college located in Fort Myers, Florida. ... Founded in 1990, Hodges University (formally International College) is a comprehensive degree granting institution. ... Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a not-for-profit, independent university, founded in 1964 in Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. ...

Geography and climate

Fort Myers and Cape Coral from space, July 1997.
Fort Myers and Cape Coral from space, July 1997.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.4 mi² (104.7 km²). 31.8 mi²(82.4 km²) of it is land and 8.6 mi² (22.2 km²) of it (21.25%) is water. Image File history File links Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Florida - July 1997 image description here This version has been flipped so that it is now right (north) side up. ... Image File history File links Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Florida - July 1997 image description here This version has been flipped so that it is now right (north) side up. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The climate of Fort Myers is tropical. The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ...

Climate in Fort Myers
Monthly averages[7] Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Norm high °F (°C) 75 (24) 77 (25) 80 (27) 85 (29) 89 (32) 91 (33) 92 (33) 92 (33) 90 (32) 86 (30) 81 (27) 77 (25) 85 (29)
Norm low °F (°C) 56 (13) 58 (14) 60 (15) 63 (17) 68 (20) 73 (23) 74 (23) 74 (23) 74 (23) 69 (21) 62 (17) 56 (13) 65 (18)
Precip. in. (cm) 2.2 (5.7) 2.1 (5.3) 2.7 (7.0) 1.7 (4.3) 3.4 (8.7) 9.8 (24.8) 9.0 (22.8) 9.5 (24.2) 7.9 (20.0) 2.6 (6.6) 1.7 (4.3) 1.6 (4.0) 54.2 (137.6)
Avg. no. precip. days[8] 7 8 7 6 10 18 22 22 20 11 7 7 145

Demographics

Fort Myers has experienced steady growth.
Fort Myers has experienced steady growth.

As of the census[1] of 2006, there were 65,729 people, 19,107 households, and 10,738 families residing in the city. The population density was 584.8/km² (1,514.6/mi²). There were 21,836 housing units at an average density of 264.9/km² (686.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.35% White, 33.39% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 5.69% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.49% of the population. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (816 × 612 pixel, file size: 120 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) New construction in the ever expanding Fort Myers I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (816 × 612 pixel, file size: 120 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) New construction in the ever expanding Fort Myers I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,107 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.10. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.


Points of interest

Boston Red Sox train in the area. This facility is adorned with their logo.
Boston Red Sox train in the area. This facility is adorned with their logo.
  • For the golfing enthusiast, the Fort Myers Area (Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Lehigh Acres and Sanibel Island) is home to over 50 of Southwest Florida's renowned 130 public and private golf courses. Florida's great weather combined with the scenic and challenging nature of these courses makes the area an excellent stop for the vacationing golfer.
  • The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not-for-profit, environmental education organization. Set on a 105 acre site, it has a museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas.
  • The Winternats R/C car race, attended by people from around the world, takes place annually at the Lee County Civic Center.

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates contain a historical museum and 17-acre botanical garden on the adjacent sites of the winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford beside the Caloosahatchee River in southwestern Florida. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 664 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (823 × 743 pixel, file size: 159 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The spring training field of the Boston Red Sox. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 664 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (823 × 743 pixel, file size: 159 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The spring training field of the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The Fort Myers Miracle are a minor league baseball team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Fort Myers is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... The Florida Everblades are an ECHL ice hockey team playing in the Southeast Division. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Florida Firecats are a professional arena football team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Florida Stingrays, are a team of the American Indoor Football Association set to begin play in 2008. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within ice hockey arenas. ... The Lee County Civic Center is a 7,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. It hosts locals sporting events and concerts. ... Bonita Springs is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Estero is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida. ... Lehigh Acres is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida. ... J. N. Ding Darling reserve Sanibel Island is an island located on the Gulf coast of Florida, just offshore of Fort Myers. ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... An aviary in Oreno di Vimercate, Lombardy An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. ... The Lee County Civic Center is a 7,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. It hosts locals sporting events and concerts. ...

Crime

Unmarked Graveyard

In March of 2007, the remains of 8 people were found in a woods in Fort Myers, leading to an ongoing investigation for a possible serial killer. So far two of the individuals have been identified using DNA as Erik Kohler and John Blevins.[10]


Crime Statistics

In 2006, the crime rates per 100,000 people for the Ft. Myers/Cape Coral MSA were as follows:

Crime Fort Myers crime rate U.S. National Average[11]
Murder 8.7 5.7
Rape 35.4 30.9
Robbery 156.3 149.4
Assault 396.5 287.5
Burglary 1035.5 729.4
Theft 2165.9 2206.8
Grand Theft Auto 416.8 398.4

Notable people from the Fort Myers area

The Edison Theatre
The Edison Theatre
  • Terri KimballPlayboy Playmate of the Month for May 1964
  • Earnest Graham — NFL running back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Phillip Buchanon — NFL cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (current team), Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders
  • Jevon Kearse — NFL defensive end, Philadelphia Eagles (current team), Tennessee Titans
  • Deion Sanders — former NFL cornerback, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens; Former MLB Player — New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants
  • Vonzell SolomonAmerican Idol 3rd-place finisher
  • Sara Hildebrand - United States Olympic Diver (2000,2004) [3]
  • Mike Greenwell — former MLB Player and current NASCAR driver
  • Anthony Henry — NFL cornerback, Dallas Cowboys (current team), Cleveland Browns
  • Mindy McCready — country music artist
  • Noel Devine — running back at West Virginia University
  • Algernod Lanier Plies Washington — American rapper
  • Big Gates — Founder of Big Gates Records
  • Mario Henderson- Offensive tackle, Oakland Raiders
  • Nolan Henke- Professional golfer.
  • Randy Hand- Offensive tackle, Buffalo Bills (current), New England Patriots.
  • Walt Wesley- NBA basketball player (1966-1976): Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phonenix Suns, Philadelphi 76ers, Capital Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks, Cincinnati Royals.


Formerly: Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Terri Kimball (born 5 October 1944 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a American model who was Playboy magazines playmate of the month for its May 1964 issue. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... A Playmate is a female model featured in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Earnest Graham, Jr. ... Phillip Darren Buchanon (born September 19, 1980 in Fort Myers, Florida) also known as Showtime is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans. ... Jevon Kearse (born September 3, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays Defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Due to his rare athleticism and threatening style of play, he is known throughout the league as “The Freak”. His cousin, Phillip Buchanon... Deion Luwynn Sanders aka Neon Deion aka Primetime, born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida, is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ... Vonzell Solomon (born 18 March 1984), also known as Baby V, is an American singer who was the third-place finisher in the fourth season of the television series American Idol. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Michael Lewis Greenwell (born July 18, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox (1985-1996). ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Anthony Henry (born November 3, 1976 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American Football cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Malinda Gayle Mindy McCready (b. ... Noel Devine (born January 23, 1988) is an American college football running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... For other uses, see Plies. ... Big Gates (born Ronell Lawrence Levatte on September 23, 1974) is the older brother of American rapper Plies. ... Mario Henderson is a offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders. ... // Nolan Jay Henke (born November 25, 1964) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Randy Hand (born January 10, 1984 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. ... Walter Wesley (born January 25, 1945 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former professional basketball player. ...

Seminole Lodge: Edison's winter home in Fort Myers
Seminole Lodge: Edison's winter home in Fort Myers

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2576x1932, 1006 KB)I stubbleboy took this photograph on 8-18-06. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2576x1932, 1006 KB)I stubbleboy took this photograph on 8-18-06. ... Edison redirects here. ... The light bulb is one of the most significant inventions in the history of the human race, illuminating the darkness of the evening and bringing light indoors at all times in order focus on the task at hand. ... Methods and media for sound recording are varied and have undergone significant changes between the first time sound was actually recorded for later playback until now. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Modern car assembly line. ... Harvey Samuel Firestone was the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile tires and an important contributor to North American economic growth in the 20th century. ... The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. ... The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. ... Elissa Steamer (b. ... Patricia Jane Berg (February 13, 1918 – September 10, 2006) [1] was a founding member and then leading player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Denise Masino (born May 1, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York) is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ America's Top Public High Schools | Newsweek Best High Schools | Newsweek.com
  5. ^ 2007 Scores
  6. ^ Day of the Dead (1985) - Filming locations
  7. ^ Monthly Averages for Fort Myers, FL. The Weather Channel.
  8. ^ Precipitation averages for Fort Myers, FL. Sperling's Best Places.
  9. ^ Stingrays begin forming squad | news-press.com | The News-Press
  10. ^ Bone investigation solves 1 mystery, opens another. CNN.
  11. ^ FBI crime rate tables (2006)
  12. ^ Charles Ghigna bio

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  • Fort Myers, Florida is at coordinates 26°37′54″N 81°51′26″W / 26.63175, -81.857096 (Fort Myers, Florida)Coordinates: 26°37′54″N 81°51′26″W / 26.63175, -81.857096 (Fort Myers, Florida)

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Fort Myers Senior High School, an International Baccalaureate school, was ranked as one of the best schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine.
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As of the 2000 census, Fort Myers had a total population of 48,208.
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