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Learning About the Local History that Surrounds Our Apartments in Wildwood, Florida

It’s always fun to gather interesting historical facts about the place where you live. No matter how large or small the town, every place has a past and a personality all its own. If you want to make a hobby out of being the local historian, there are always lots of resources at your disposal. Start with the Internet in the comfort of your PepperTree apartment, then head to the local library, the local newspaper archives, or call city hall and ask to make an appointment to browse their resources.

If you have recently moved into the PepperTree apartments in Wildwood, Florida, below are a few interesting events to get you started with your research:

  • 1835 – The nearby Dade Massacre started the Second Seminole War. The Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is still a popular destination.
  • 1877 – I.E. Barwick is considered the official founder of Wildwood, Florida.
  • 1882 – The Tropical Florida Railroad is extended to Wildwood.
  • Early 1900s – An eight-sided building called the Wigwam served as the site of town meetings, the courthouse, and all recreational activities in Wildwood.

In addition to learning about Wildwood, FL’s interesting historical facts, you can also enjoy all the present day benefits of the PepperTree Apartments. Our community offers a variety of luxurious amenities, including a surround sound theater, community pool, business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and much more. Call our office today to find out more about apartment features, floor plans, leasing specials, or to schedule an appointment for a community tour.