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Our History

A rich history dating back to 1877

Wildwood, Florida is a charming city located in Sumter County with a rich history dating back to 1877.

Legend has it that Wildwood was named for the abundant native vegetation that laborers encountered while working on the city’s early transportation and communications infrastructure. Long known as the crossroads of Florida, Wildwood has been an important connection point for those traveling to and from other parts of the state. The city’s growth was largely attributed to the arrival of the railroad in 1883, which facilitated commerce and tourism in the area. Over the years, Wildwood has maintained its small-town charm while also adapting to modern times.

Today, it is a thriving community known for its natural beauty and friendly residents, as well as its abundant commercial opportunities.