Learn Some Vero Beach History

Before Indian River County Existed

Vero Beach can be found in Indiana River County, Florida. This town is today inhabited by a diverse population of Whites, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, as well as, Asians. It is a tourist attraction center with three main beaches. Vero Beach hot and humid summers, while the winters are warm, sunny and dry. This humid subtropical climate is favorable as tourists can visit all your round. The history of Vero Beach Florida dates back to1915 when a Neolithic skull was discovered on the beach. This skull was however later misplaced.

Pre and Post Columbian

As prior mentioned, a Neolithic skull was discovered in Vero Beach in 1915, but the skull was later misplaced. This was proof of pre-Colombian civilization existing in Vero Beach. Proof for Post-Colombian civilization can be dated back to 1715 when the Spanish treasure fleet wreck that was found at the coast of Vero. The fleet had tons of silver and gold as well which attracted pirates to Vero Beach. A group of pirates stole the silver and gold treasure.

In 1872, the first land patent was established by Captain Allen W. Estes between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indiana River Lagoon. In 1893, the first railway began operations in Vero Beach. This was a massive development and the citrus farmer as well as the fishermen greatly benefited from the fast shipment. Citrus farming was and still is a significant agricultural activity. A successful Indiana Farming system had been established in the mid-1840s to help cope with the unpredictable weather in Vero Beach. This way, even with the random rainy seasons, farmers could still successfully harvest citrus.

War and the 1920s in Vero Beach

The 1920s are an important period in the History of Vero Beach Florida since the railroad expanded and the automobile was also invented. Many people traveled to and invested in Vero Beach. This is especially because, in 1919, the town of Vero was created and in 1925, the name of the town was changed to Vero Beach. Through a vote, Vero Beach ceased being part of St.Lucie County and instead was now part of Indian River County.

During this period, many people bought land in Florida at large. The land rates were favorable, and the property was sold merely because there was an individual interested in buying. The hurricane that occurred on September 18, 1926, did not affect Vero Beach like the rest of Florida. It, however, stopped the land boom, and many who had land in Florida were now looking to sell.

Current Vero Beach FL

Vero Beach has a favorable climate for tourism with a population that has people from different walks of life. The main commercial activity in Vero is Tourism.