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

Green Turtle Inn

 
 
Green Turtle Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
1. Green Turtle Inn Marker
Inscription.  In 1928 the Rustic Inn was built to serve enthusiastic tourists traveling the Florida Keys on the new rail and highway systems. The Inn was one of the few structures left standing after the "Great Hurricane" of 1935. It was later repaired and renamed the Green Turtle Inn. The Inn has remained a favorite dining spot since that time.
 
Erected by Matecumbe Historical Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 24° 54.746′ N, 80° 38.492′ W. Marker is in Islamorada, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is on Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles west of Old Highway (County Route 905), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81219 Overseas Highway, Islamorada FL 33036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Islamorada Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurricane Houses (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sweeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Florida Keys Memorial (approx.
Green Turtle Inn Marker on backside of rock in the foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 6, 2018
2. Green Turtle Inn Marker on backside of rock in the foreground.
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half a mile away); The 1935 Hurricane (approx. half a mile away); Hurricane Monument (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Site of Islamorada Railway Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Islamorada.
 
 
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 50 times since then and 9 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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