A Brief History of Florida
- The state of Florida was first visited by the Spanish, as early as 1513. The Spanish and the French both settled the area, and it was a contested area for some time until Spain finally ceded it to the United States in 1819, in exchange for $5 million and to give up claims on Texas. From there, Florida was a part of the U.S., and grew as a result. The U.S. government waged war on the native Seminole tribes during the 1830’s and 40’s, spending upwards of $40 million to drive the Seminoles from their land. The state of Florida did not see much action during the Civil War, though it did provide troops and equipment to the Confederacy during the war. Until the 1900’s the state was the least-populous southern state; over the course of the 20th century Florida would emerge as a major tourist destination, as its miles and miles of tropical southern coastline are ideal for tourism.
What to Expect When Shipping to or from Florida
- Florida is one of the most popular auto transport locations in the U.S., thanks mainly to Miami. Miami is considered a World City at this point, with a metro area that has a population of over 3 million residents, and despite the fact that it’s near the southern tip of the state Miami is one of the most heavily-traveled-to city on the east coast. It helps that I-95 starts up right there and runs, essentially, all the way to Canada (though not many carriers go that far). I-95 runs through some of the most heavily-populated areas in Florida and prices to and from most cities along the route are going to be fairly cheap compared to other routes of a similar distance. This is also because many carriers run the I-95 route, as it passes through some of the most heavily-populated cities along the entire eastern seaboard.
How to get a Free Car Transport Florda Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Florida, Webster Hauling can help you with it. We work with the best carriers in the car transport industry to get your vehicle moved from wherever you need it picked up from to wherever you need it shipped to. You can call us at 888-333-6343 for a free car transport quote, or you can take a minute to fill out our free online quote request form to the right and get a quote emailed to you within the next hour. We here at Webster Hauling are proud to help you with all your car transport or vehicle shipping needs, so call or fill out our form today to get the best service from one of the best companies in the industry.