This western most town in Indian River County was up and running in 1911. By 1915 Fellsmere had hotels, electric lights, a hospital, and a new yellow brick school. Women could vote in the town, this was five years before the rest of Florida. Land sales were booming when a tropical storm came, washing away many of the dreams of this little town. Fellsmere prospered with sugar cane, but never bounced back in population until the 1990s. The natural resource of the St. Johns River at Fellsmere’s back door and the historic character of this small town have reawakened the economy in this community. Today it is the home of the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, which boasts the Guiness Book of Records for the largest frog leg festival in the world. Its population varies from 4,500 to 7,000 during the winter harvest season.
For more information on Fellsmere, visit www.cityoffellsmere.org
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