A New Discovery
In the late 1800’s pioneers were discovering what is now Pinellas County for its ability to grow oranges below the hard freeze line. The area soon became occupied by both small and large growers that staked their claim and populated the landscape with productive orange groves. The Grovekeeper Cottage property was located within an orange grove where the grove keeper lived and worked. Due to the growing agriculture of the area, the Plant railroad system arrived on Florida’s west coast, bringing tourism and winter residents in the early 1900’s to the newly incorporated City of Dunedin. As land was plentiful, the citrus industry and winter visitors lived in harmony.