Main Content


Lee County celebrated its 125th Anniversary (Quasquicentennial) on May 13, 2012 in honor of gaining independence from Monroe County in 1887. Please join us in remembering the past by viewing the historic photo gallery, testing your knowledge of trivia, exploring the reading list and more.

You can also learn more about Lee County's history by visiting local museums and other sites around the county.

Places to see:

Cape Coral Historical Museum

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Koreshan State Park

Mound Key Archeological Site

Museum of the Islands

Old Lee County Courthouse

Sanibel Historical Museum

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Websites to visit:

History of Cape Coral

History of Fort Myers