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Matt Jetton, 'Father of Carrollwood,' Dead At 88

In 1959, the first homes were built on the land he purchased near Lake Carroll, in what is now known as Original Carrollwood.

Matt Jetton, who many refer to as the "Father of Carrollwood" died Friday, Feb. 22. He had fallen on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital-North on VanDyke Road where he later died, according to an article on TBO.com.

In 1959, the first homes were built on the land he purchased near Lake Carroll, in what is now known as Original Carrollwood.

"The community would go on to earn honors such as U.S. Subdivision of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders in 1961 and Best Homes for Families with Children Award from Parents magazine in 1962," according to an article on Tampabay.com.

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Charles Eldredge February 28, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Thank you, Mr Jetton, for beautiful Original Carrollwood!
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