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We stayed overnight one night in Clearwater right by the airport. This was the view from our hotel window. We ate dinner at one restaurant. The next day we started out for Jacksonville via Ocala

I have little or no sense of Clearwater's identity. The City webpage says

Literally translated "Clear Water" from the native Indian "Pocotopaug", the area was named for its abundant fresh springs along the shore. Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s, it was not until the 1890s that Clearwater gained a reputation as a resort community.

Located on a high bluff, it is the county seat of Pinellas County, and is the 'gateway' to the west coast beaches.

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    Jun 28, 2005 at 6:43 PM

    The St. Pete/Clearwater airport isn't actually in Clearwater and is also nowhere near places where people visit (ie, the beach).


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