Bay County Time Line

Before 1513 - Native Americans lived here.

1513 - Juan Ponce de Leon named Florida.

1528 - Panfilo de Narvaez explored the Bay County area.

1821 - U.S. bought Florida from Spain.

1827 - Governor John Clark of Georgia became "Keeper of the Trees".

1835 - Jose Massalina started the black community of Red Fish Point.

1845 - Florida became a state.

1863 - Confederate and Union soldiers battle on Beach Drive.

1887 - Park Resort platted.( Park Resort became Panama City in 1888.)

1903 - The Tarpon began to sail into St.Andrews Bay.

1908 - The first train arrived. St. Andrew was incorporated.

1909 - Panama City was incorporated.

1913 - Lynn Haven was incorporated. Millville was incorporated. Bay County became a county.

1935 - Springfield was incorporated.

1945 - Tyndall AFB began operation.

1952 - Cedar Grove was incorporated.

1963 - Callaway was incorporated.

1967 - Parker was incorporated.

1971 - Panama City Beach was incorporated.


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