Fort Pierce, city, seat (1905) of St. Lucie county, east-central Florida, U.S. It is situated on the Indian River (a lagoon connected to the Atlantic Ocean by inlets), about 55 miles (90 km) north of West Palm Beach. … A fast-growing residential city, it reached a population of more than 80,000 by the end of the 1990s.
Also question is, is Fort Pierce considered South Florida?
Fort Pierce South
|Fort Pierce South, Florida|
|• Total||4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)|
|• Land||4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)|
Likewise, people ask, is Fort Pierce dangerous?
Fort Pierce is in the 32nd percentile for safety, meaning 68% of cities are safer and 32% of cities are more dangerous. … The rate of crime in Fort Pierce is 35.02 per 1,000 residents during a standard year. People who live in Fort Pierce generally consider the southwest part of the city to be the safest.
What is the closest airport to Fort Pierce FL?
Fort Pierce is a nice, small town that offers a balance between the lifestyle of a big city and rural area. There are opportunities to go out and enjoy a variety of dining options, but also many areas to explore nature.
It was named after the Fort Pierce Army post which was built nearby in 1838 during the Second Seminole War. The military post had been named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career United States Army officer and the brother of President Franklin Pierce.
Welcome to Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
The breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach welcomes visitors for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities.
Cities near Fort Pierce, Florida: Florida Ridge, FL. Port Saint Lucie, FL. Vero Beach, FL.
|Fort Pierce Site|
|NRHP reference No.||74002181|
|Added to NRHP||January 11, 1974|