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Floral City in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mile Posts

 
 
Mile Posts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 13, 2011
1. Mile Posts Marker
Inscription.  
Three-sided concrete posts were placed every mile along the railroad as points of reference for the trainmen. This post tells us that it is 800 miles via rail to Richmond, Virginia, the railroad company’s headquarters.

Funding for this project provided by
the Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee

 
Erected by Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 28° 46.146′ N, 82° 17.58′ W. Marker is in Floral City, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is on South Old Floral City Road, 0.2 miles north of Kabrich Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker and subject railroad mile post are located on the east side of the Withlacoochee State Trail, (a former railroad bed) and about 10 yards to the west of South Old Floral City Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Floral City FL 34436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Duval House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Floral City's Travelers and Their Trails (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Historic Duval House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Historic Floral City
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); What Lies Ahead (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lonely Outpost in a Hostile Land (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Costly Florida War (approx. 2.6 miles away); War Comes to the Cove (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floral City.
 
Also see . . .  Deciphering mile posts along the tracks. When we drive along the interstate highway system, we measure our progress by mile markers, which are placed just off the right shoulder of the roadway. Railroads have long had their mile markers, too. They are called mile posts. These mile posts are the geographical measure of a railroad line. Their zero mile post locations and their end points often tell us something about the history of the line. Mile posts allow train crews to determine their exact location along otherwise nondescript stretches of geography. Each railroad has its own style of mile post and its own way of numbering mile posts. Several railroads use their mile posts to measure every main and branch line from one zero location. In the case of the Seaboard Air Line, zero is Richmond, Virginia. (Submitted on October 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mile Posts Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 13, 2011
2. Mile Posts Marker (tall view)
Mile Posts Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 13, 2011
3. Mile Posts Marker (wide view)
Mile Post 815 (<i>located 15 miles south of #800</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 14, 2012
4. Mile Post 815 (located 15 miles south of #800)
Mile Post 794 (<i>located 6 miles north of #800</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
5. Mile Post 794 (located 6 miles north of #800)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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