When Was Miami Founded?

Who founded Miami in 1896?

Julia Tuttle, a local citrus grower, convinced Henry Flagler, a railroad tycoon, to expand his Florida East Coast Railroad to Miami. On July 28, 1896, Miami was officially incorporated as a city with a population of just over 300.

Who lived in Miami first?

The first people in South Florida were Paleo-Indians. They discovered the area more than 10,000 years ago. Hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, the Tequesta Indians lived there.

Who founded Miami Beach?

Special | 14m 36s | Miami Beach was incorporated as a city 100 years ago by a group of visionary pioneers, but it was one of them – a colorful industrialist with a knack for publicity named Carl Fisher – who was most responsible for transforming a swampy jungle into the glamorous tourist resort of today.