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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Joseph Yates Porter, M.D.

Joseph Yates Porter, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 12, 2014
1. Joseph Yates Porter, M.D. Marker
Inscription.  In this house was born, lived and died Joseph Yates Porter, M.D. 1847-1927. First health officer of the State of Florida, 1889-1917. Thirteenth president of the Florida Medical Association. Under his farsighted leadership, yellow fever and other epidemic diseases were eradicated. Perhaps no other person has exerted more influence upon the health of this state than Porter.
Erected 1968 by The Florida Medical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 24° 33.474′ N, 81° 48.271′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Caroline Street and Duval Street on Caroline Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Caroline Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Curry Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Key West Woman's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Milton W. Curry House, William Curry Homestead (about 300 feet
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away, measured in a direct line); Pan American Airways (about 400 feet away); Phillip L. Cosgrove House, 1872 (about 400 feet away); The Oldest Schoolhouse (about 400 feet away); The Cosgrove House (about 400 feet away); William Lowe Delaney / Theodore Holtsberg House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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May. 24, 2022