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Cedar Key in Levy County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Atlantic to Gulf Railroad

 
 
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, December 1, 2012
1. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Inscription. Florida was provided with its first cross-state railroad in 1861 when the Florida Railroad Company line reached Cedar Key. Overcoming early financial troubles, the line had begun construction from Fernandina, on the Atlantic, in 1856, but building was intermittent. It had been incorporated in 1853 with David L. Yulee as president. The railroad received land grants from Federal and State governments
 
Erected 1961. (Marker Number F-33.)
 
Location. 29° 8.227′ N, 83° 1.808′ W. Marker is in Cedar Key, Florida, in Levy County. Marker is on A Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is in the park, in front of a pavilion and next to the sidewalk, near the intersection of 2nd Street and A Street. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar Key FL 32625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Muir at Cedar Key (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rosewood, Florida (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, December 1, 2012
2. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
A view of the park with the marker in the foreground, looking South towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, December 1, 2012
3. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Looking South on A Street toward "The Dock" at Cedar Key. The marker is at the edge of the frame.
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ray King, December 1, 2012
4. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Another view of the marker and the park, looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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