Balm, Florida facts for kids
A post office was established here in 1902 and called Doric: it was renamed the next month to Balm. The community was so named on account of their "balmy" air. Prior to 1902, the Seaboard Air Line Railway established Balm as a flag stop. The railroad built a one-room station and water tank. This made Balm a focal point, and a small community including a blacksmith, sawmills, a teacher and a general store sprang up by 1911. In 1937, electricity arrived, soon followed by a community telephone, setup in a barn for all to use. By 1945 the area had a population of over a thousand.
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