Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
In the 1800s, mail was often carried between the coastal communities of South Florida by barefoot mailmen. These carriers walked most of the route barefoot on the firm sand near the waterīs edge. In the 1880s, the U.S. government established regular mail service from the Palm Beach area to Miami. The usual route was from Hypoluxo Island, passed the Orange Grove and Ft. Lauderdale Houses of Refuge and Bakerīs Haulover, then to Miami by small boat, and back again, a distance of over 120 miles which the barefoot mailmen covered in six days. In the 1890s, a new county road to Lemon City ended the barefoot route.
Erected by Sponsored by Eastern Airlines in cooperation with the Historical Association of Southern Florida.
Location. 25° 54.817′ N, 80° 7.326′ W. Marker is in Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Collins Avenue (Florida Route A1A) 0.6 miles south of Bayview Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the beach south of the Haulover Beach MDFR Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks (approx. 0.9 miles away); Arch Creek Road Military Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Arch Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); Biscayne House of Refuge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Biscayne (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pioneer Boat Builders' Site (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Cushman School (approx. 6.9 miles away); Miami City Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Miami Beach.
Also see . . . Haulover Park. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
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