Photo: Whithall (the Henry M. Flager House), circa 1902, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Wikipedia username: Ebyabe, photographer, own work, 2010, [cc 3.0], accessed March, 2021.
At 2,000 square miles, Palm Beach County is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware. With nearly 50 miles of beaches, the area's legacy of resorts began in the late 1800s.
In 1909 Palm Beach County was created by division of Dade County, and West Palm Beach was designated as the county seat.