HomeTownLocator® & HTL, Inc. About Us

Historical Highlights

Matt and Carolyn Smith formed their first Internet company in March 1995. The company produced a series of Internet "TownCenter" Websites for a number of Florida communities and they soon began offering website design and consulting services to other organizations. Early clients included a leading medical diagnostics company, two cruise lines and a division of a major financial organization.

The Smiths formed their current Internet business in April 2002. The new company, HTL, Inc., was started in order to return to their original idea of using the Web to provide geographically localized information.

Main Site, State Gazetteers, Local Weather, Local Hotels

With the launch of the State Gazetteers, the original US Gazetteer located at www.HomeTownLocator.com, now acts as an access point to the 50 State Gazetteers. In aggregate, the State Gazetteers have 4 times the content of our first U.S. Gazetteer. The main site also has an online hotel booking system with real-time rates and room availability.

Puerto Rico’s Forgotten Island Vieques Needs Help

Puerto Rico’s Forgotten Island Vieques Needs Help

In the very early morning hours of September 20, 2017, the eyewall of Hurricane Maria passed over the tiny island of Vieques, Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, before moving westwards to mainland Puerto Rico. Maria ravaged the 60-square mile island with sustained winds of over 150 MPH and storm surges of over 12 feet, destroying homes, local businesses and causing widespread devastation.

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