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Crystal K. Kinzel
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Collier County, Florida

3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 102
Naples, FL 34112-5324
Phone: (239) 252-2646
Email: Centennial@CollierClerk.com

Collier County Centennial

Collier County was created on May 8, 1923 when Florida Governor Cary A. Hardee signed Senate Bill 149, Chapter 9362, officially creating Florida State’s 62nd county.

The Community will be celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2023 with programs and events commemorating this historic milestone.

The Clerk’s Office remembers the third longest serving clerk was Margaret Scott, who was appointed to the office on Jan. 14, 1959, a day following her husband’s death. She was formally elected in 1960, holding the job 17 years, winning four elections for the office before retiring in 1976.

When the county seat was relocated from Everglades City to East Naples in 1962, Margaret Scott designed the county seal, featuring a wild turkey. The animal, which were native to the region, was adopted as Collier County’s emblem by the commissioners during their first meeting in 1923.


If you would like to share your own story about your time in Collier, or any kind of fun facts to share about the County, please send them to: Centennial@CollierClerk.com

Please make sure to include your Name, Phone Number, and Message. Feel free to attach any images or documents related to your submission. We look forward to reading your stories and sharing them with the public during our celebration.


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