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Entry Sign

Original planned layout
The community entry sign is installed at Folsom and Okeechobee (NW corner). Funding for the sign was provided by the County and constructed by Royal Palm Beach. The original artwork on the sign was done by Nancy Fried-Tobin and Rita Miller. Rita took the sketches and drew in the horse and the turtle.  She also did the craned neck of the heron because the heron for the Water Control District did not give the image we wanted to show.  Rita did a lot of the follow-up with the staff at Royal Palm Beach to see that the sign portrayed what the community wanted:
Pine cones on top of the two end posts for the many pine trees in the community
Canopy trees and plants to show the importance of the strong nursery influences
Horse to represent the community connection to many equestrian activities
Turtle for the Seminole meaning of the word Loxahatchee "Turtle waters"
Herons for the logo of the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District
Green color scheme to show that Loxahatchee Groves is proud of the fact that their residents enjoy the abundant plant growth within their boundaries.

Original Artwork

For more photos and videos of the sign dedication, please visit our Multimedia page.

Loxahatchee - The Name

According to some recollections, the word Loxahatchee is a translation of the original Indian name which was Looch-a-hatchee - looch meaning fool and hatchee meaning creek.  When written, “och” is two semi circles meeting in the middle, similar to an “x” - loahatchee.  The Indian translation for lox is turtle.  So, when Loxahatchee was written on maps it was translated as turtle’s creek.


Our documents page contains a collection of historical records of the Town and LGWCD.

Recipe Book

Our recipe book contains hundreds of good things to eat and drink.  Originally started from a Mexican cooking class, it now contains recipes from all over the world. 


Please visit our Multimedia page for videos, audios, and photos about our origins and history.  See photos and videos of our recent past as well as some of our history.  If you would like to share a story or historical photograph, please send it to  If you can't send it via email, please send a note and I will return my mailing address.  Or, you can "stop by" and I will copy and return your material immediately.  I can scan photos up to 8  1/2 x 11 as well as 35mm slides and negatives.  I can also copy most digital camera flash cards.


Some history of our incorporation efforts.

A Guide to Finding Us

Click [here] for maps that will help you find us.

Loxahatchee Groves Neighborhood Plan

The mission of the Plan was to preserve the existing unique qualities of the community, yet to improve the quality of life for the residents.  The Plan identified issues facing the community and offered solutions to those problems.  The plan also stated goals which it strived to achieve.

In addition, the plan contains a section describing the history of the area.


History of the Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area 

An excellent history compiled by ERM that chronicles not only the Natural Area's history but Loxahatchee Groves and the surrounding communities as well.

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