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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Southernmost Point

 
 
Southern Most Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 11, 2007
1. Southern Most Point Marker
Inscription.
The Conch Republic
90 Miles to Cuba
Southernmost
Point
Continental
U.S.A
Key West, FL
Home of the Sunset

 
Location. 24° 32.79′ N, 81° 47.85′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of the Southernmost Point (here, next to this marker); Eduardo H. Gato House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); E.H. Gato Cigar Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet (approx. 0.4 miles away); War of 1898 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Convent Of Mary Immaculate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Key West.
 
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Inscription placed on monument near marker. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 11, 2007
2. Inscription placed on monument near marker.
God Bless America
City of Key West, Florida
Dedicated Sept. 10, 1983
This monment establishes southernmost point of continental U.S.A. Designed as a nun buoy shape & color channel marker.
Mayor Dennis J. Wardlow
Commissioners
Joe Dalbontin
Mary Lee Graham
Richard Heyman
James Mira
City Mgr. Joel Koford
Designed by Chas.(Billy) Pinder
Built by city employees Gary Welch, Field Const. Dir.
Inscription placed on monument near marker. image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, November 11, 2007
3. Inscription placed on monument near marker.
October 10, 1993 A.D.
In honor of the generosity of the people of the United States of America to the people of Cuba.
This memorial is dedicated in honor of the thousands of Cubans that have lost their lives at sea, looking for freedom and social justice in this great melting pot, America, the leader in democracy.
Hon. Dennis Wardlow
Mayor of Key West
Humberto Amaro
President of the Municipality of Regla, Cuba in Exile
Alfredo Aguero, Jr. President of the Southern District
 
 
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