Exhibit: The Queen of Marco & the Creation of Collier County

May 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023

Marco Island Historical Museum

180 South Heathwood Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145

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For many on Marco Island, Tommie Barfield was an indomitable woman that brought roads, ferries, and schools to the tiny island in the early 20th century. A veritable Queen of Marco, as she was known. Few know about her vital role as a lobbyist on Barron Collier's behalf in Tallahassee, convincing the legislature to create Collier County in 1923. This exhibit will share that story.