Lamb envisioned his property divided into a village. He surveyed and platted it.
Over the years, he would donate land out of this original plat for a cemetery, three churches, a public library, the Woman’s Club, and a park. It was also due to his foresight and planning that Old Main Street is so wide. Lamb intended to have a fine avenue stretching all the way between the two entrances to Palmetto, the wharf on the river, and the Seaboard Air Line Depot.
Palmetto and the region soon earned a hospitable reputation, noted for its abundant fruit and vegetable production and some of the nation's most familiar consumer brands.