Heritage Trails

As part of the ongoing City of Boynton Beach Heritage Education Program, the website includes three fully interactive maps:
Black History Interactive Map
You will find information on the people and properties located within the traditionally black area located between E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to the south, the C. Stanley Weaver Canal to the north, I-95 to the west, and the FEC Railroad tracks to the east.

The interactive map uses the year 1958 as the base year as the earliest City Directory dates to this year, we have aerial photographs dating to that period, and Wells Avenue and the surrounding area were becoming developed at that time.

The information on this website only scratches the surface of the contributions made to the city by black residents. Contact the Planning and Zoning Division at 561.742.6260 for more information..

Heritage Trail Interactive Map
The City of Boynton Beach Heritage Trails consist of two separate branches: the Downtown and Cemetery trails.

The Downtown Heritage Trail runs along Ocean Avenue between Seacrest Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway. The full trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and includes 30 sites that are associated with the history of the city.

The Cemetery Heritage Trail includes all three cemeteries within the City of Boynton Beach: Boynton Beach Memorial Park, Barton Memorial Park Cemetery, and Sara Sims Memorial Gardens.

Historic Sites Interactive Map
The Historic Sites Interactive Map provides details of over 170 significant sites within the City of Boynton Beach

The City recognizes the importance of preserving its historic resources and has adopted a preservation ordinance as the foundation for a comprehensive preservation program. The program is to include a Historic Resources Preservation Board for program oversight; a property tax exemption component; and guidelines, standards, and procedures for the maintenance and modification of historic properties.

The City has also initiated a community education campaign to inform the public of the value of historic preservation, the aforementioned tax exception program, and how historic preservation can be a tool for stabilizing aging neighborhoods, fostering community cohesiveness, and furthering civic pride.

Please contact the City of Boynton Beach, if you would like further details on the city's history or the Historic Preservation Program.