Collier County, Florida

Collier County (1)Collier County is located in the southern part of Florida between Lee and Monroe Counties. Created in May of 1923 the county is named after Barron Collier, a real estate developer. Collier County includes 2,025.34 square miles of land and 279.59 square miles of water. The population of Collier County was 321,520 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

The county seat of Collier County is the city of Naples, FL. Naples has a population of about 23,000 people. Naples got its name because it was said the climate and location here was even better then the bay in Naples, Italy. It is nicknamed "the Naples on the Gulf".

Collier County is part of the Naples, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. There are to National Wildlife Refuges in Collier County. They are Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Then Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Some of the historic places to visit in Collier County are; the Bay City Walking Dredge, Hinson Mounds, Capt. John Foley Horr House, Monroe Station, Platt Island, Roberts Ranch, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot, Ted Smallwood Store, Sugar Pot Site, and Turner River Site.

Collier County is bordered by Hendry County FL to the North, Broward County FL to the East, the Gulf of Mexico to the West, and Monroe County, FL to the South.

Municipalities of Collier County, FL


Cities of Collier County

Everglades City, Marco Island, and Naples

Unincorporated Villages in Collier County

Ave Maria, Chokoloskee, East Naples, Golden Gate, Goodland, Immokalee, Lely Resort, Lely, Naples Manor, Naples Park, Ochopee, Orangetree, Pelican Bay, Pine Ridge, Plantation Island, and Vineyards

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External Links for Collier County FL:
Official county site - http://www.colliergov.net

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