Early settlers referred to the area as Clear Water Harbor until 1895 when the name became Clearwaterharbor. By 1906 it was simply Clearwater.One of those first settlers was James Parramore McMullen who along with his six brothers and their descendants proved to be influential in the development of Clearwater. Pinellas was once a part of Hillsborough County, but on January 1, 1912 it became a separate county with Clearwater as its county seat. There was much wrangling with the citizens of the newly formed county as much of the population thought St. Petersburg should be the county seat and some discussion included Tarpon Springs as well, when it was thought the only solution would be to divide the county further. Henry B. Plant built a railroad through the county along with several grand resort hotels benefiting the area and added to its growth. In 1914 growth was steady and permanent with new people coming to make their homes, residences under construction and large new business blocks being built, including the first apartment house built by L. W. Williams. Clearwater grew steadily until the great depression. After WW II when the soldiers who had been trained here returned to live the population surged with large tracts of land platted for the rising population.

Clearwater High School Grads - 1949 Clearwater High School Grads - 1935
Clearwarer Central High School Grads - 1928
Clearwater Central High School Grads - 1925

Photo Gallery Clearwater Marine Aquarium
History of the Clearwater Public Library Police Officers Killed
In The Line Of Duty
Clearwater Chiefs of Police
Calvary Baptist Church History St. Joseph Sound/Clearwater Harbor
Area History 1880-Present
Pinellas County African American
History Museum
History of Air Station Clearwater Aerial Views of Clearwater Beaches
The History of the Gulf Cost Museum of Art The Endangered History of the
Belleview Biltmore Hotel
 Kapok Tree Inn
(Beautiful Photos)
Schools Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce Weedon Island Preserve Center
(History and Virtual Tour)
Sunsets At Pier 60 Brief History and Tribute
Kapok Tree Restaurant
Clearwater Historical Society Clearwater Beach Island Photos
Parks Photos From The...
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
Historical Photographs Clearwater Masonic Lodge 127
The Henry B. Plant Museum and His Bio

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