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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Johns River and Lake Monroe

 
 
St. Johns River and Lake Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. St. Johns River and Lake Monroe Marker
Inscription. Sanford sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe in the middle basin of the St. Johns River. The river rises in the marshes of Indian River County and flows slowly north 310 miles to Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean. The river spreads out in a chain of lakes including the five mile wide Lake Monroe, named for U.S. President James Monroe. In the 1800s, riverboats opened south Florida to tourists and settlers. Lake Monroe, the head of navigation on the river, was chosen as the location for the port city of Sanford in 1870.

[ Map: The St. Johns River Water Management District - (Labeled features listed below)]
(Counties) Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Bradford, Putnam, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, Volusia, Lake, Seminole, Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Indian River, Okeechobee;
(Cities)
Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Macclenny, Green Cove Springs, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Palatka, Bunnell, Daytona Beach, Ocala, DeLand, Leesburg, Sanford, Titusville, Orlando, Melbourne, Vero Beach;
Georgia; Atlantic Ocean.
(Map )
Copyright-St. Johns River Water Management District


[ Map: Middle St. Johns River Basin, Lake Monroe subbasin - (Labeled features listed below)]
(Bodies of water) Lake Monroe,
St. Johns River and Lake Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. St. Johns River and Lake Monroe Marker
Konomac Lake, Lake Gleason, Dupont Lake, Theresa Lake, Big Lake, Lake Bertha, Lake Jesup, St. Johns River;
(Cities) DeLand, Lake Helen, Deltona, DeBary, Sanford;
(Roadways) Interstate 4; U.S. Route 17/92; State Roads 42, 44, 46, 46A, 415; Howland Boulevard, Doyle Road.
(Map ) Copyright-St. Johns River Water Management District

 
Location. 28° 48.986′ N, 81° 15.878′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker can be reached from North Palmetto Avenue. Click for map. The marker stands along the broad, northern edge of Marina Island, on a public sidewalk overlooking Lake Monroe. From where North Palmetto Avenue ends, follow the sidewalk which continues north, then turn right (east) upon reaching the lake. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marina Isle (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citrus to Celery (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gate City of South Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Sanford World War Memorial
Lake Monroe image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Lake Monroe
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Johns River Water Management District. (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
2. Lake Monroe page on SJRWMD website. (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
The St. Johns River exiting Lake Monroe image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
4. The St. Johns River exiting Lake Monroe
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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