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Abraham Munn

Abraham Munn

American city founder
Abraham Munn
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Intro American city founder
Was Businessperson Entrepreneur
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1818, New Jersey
Death 1 January 1910 (aged 92 years)
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Abraham Munn (1818 – 1910) was the founder of the city of Lakeland, Florida. Hailing originally from New Jersey, Munn gained notoriety as a producer of agricultural implements, through Munn & Company, in Louisville, Kentucky. This company was incorporated into Brennan & Co. Southwestern Agricultural Works when Thomas Brennan became a partner in 1882. In 1884, at the Munn property that is now part of Lakeland, the South Florida Railroad passed through, connecting Kissimmee to Tampa. Munn provided local amenities and a railroad station to supplement the line, as well as plots of land adjacent to the line. In 1885, the area was incorporated as Lakeland, Florida. The central park of Lakeland is named Munn Park in honor of the city's founder.

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