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

Site of Islamorada Railway Station

 
 
Site of Islamorada Railway Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 6, 2018
1. Site of Islamorada Railway Station Marker
Inscription.  The south side of this property contained Robert's Grocery and the second post office. Today this is the site of the sixth post office. Across the highway, the original "Village of Islamorada" meaning "Island Home" was platted and named by William J. Krome (who built the railway for Henry M. Flagler) which opened on Jan 22, 1912. All of this was destroyed by the Labor Day hurricane of Sept. 2, 1933.
 
Erected by Matecumbe Historical Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1912.
 
Location. 24° 55.721′ N, 80° 37.372′ W. Marker is in Islamorada, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Oversea Highway (U.S. 1) and DeLeon Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Oversea Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL 33036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Spanish Treasure Fleets (approx. ¼ mile away); The Early Settlers of Upper Matecumbe Key (approx. ¼ mile away);
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Geological History of the Florida Keys (approx. ¼ mile away); Native Americans (approx. ¼ mile away); The Florida Keys Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Railway That Went To Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Storm that Still Howls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Wells (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Islamorada.
 
Site of Islamorada Railway Station Marker looking north toward the new post office. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 6, 2018
2. Site of Islamorada Railway Station Marker looking north toward the new post office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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