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Boynton Beach History

Florida was rapidly settled through the late 1800s. Lantana was homesteaded in 1885-1887, West Palm Beach incorporated in 1894, and the East Coast Canal (later renamed the Intracoastal) was extended from Jacksonville to Miami in 1894.

In 1895, Nathan S. Boynton began building the Boynton Hotel, which brought increasing attention to the area.

Soon after, in 1896 the Florida East Coast Railway extended as far as Boynton and farms and dairies increased their output with the availability of express shipping to the north.  

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