Fort Pierce, FL
A Seminole Destination
City Marina located in the heart of the waterfront, features restaurants, a Tiki Bar, Post Office, banks, and slips to accomodate vessels up to 175' in length.
The City of Fort Pierce has been the center of St. Lucie County for 100 years. With a rich, colorful history, Fort Pierce developed along the Indian River in 1850's as a fort during the Seminole Wars and was named for its commander, Lt. Colonel Pierce. Built in 1883, the P.P. Cobb building, which is still in use today, served as the county's general store and trading post.
As the years passed, Flagler's railroad in the early 1900's brought people to this area and to South Florida . Fort Pierce became a prominent town on the East Coast of Florida. During World War II, Fort Pierce Beach served as a Navy base. Downtown Fort Pierce has remained constant during the growth and boom periods over the last 100 years. While shopping malls and large retail stores have drawn customers away from downtown retail areas, Fort Pierce has reinvented and revitalized its strongest asset - history, architecture and a diverse community of approximately 38,000 residents.
Residents and visitors enjoy an attractive historic downtown waterfront, with unique retail shopping, restaurants, marina, galleries and a 1923 performing arts theatre currently under renovation. With numerous annual and monthly events, Fort Pierce has something for everyone to experience!
Submitted by Onshore Magazine