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Cedar Key in Levy County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Atlantic to Gulf Railroad

 
 
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, December 1, 2012
1. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Florida was provided with its first cross-state railroad in 1861 when the Florida Railroad Company line reached Cedar Key. Overcoming early financial troubles, the line had begun construction from Fernandina, on the Atlantic, in 1856, but building was intermittent. It had been incorporated in 1853 with David L. Yulee as president. The railroad received land grants from Federal and State governments
 
Erected 1961. (Marker Number F-33.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 29° 8.227′ N, 83° 1.808′ W. Marker is in Cedar Key, Florida, in Levy County. Marker is on A Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is in the park, in front of a pavilion and next to the sidewalk, near the intersection of 2nd Street and A Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar Key FL 32625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cedar Keys: Pencils, Lumber, Palm Fiber and Brushes (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Muir at Cedar Key
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, December 1, 2012
2. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
A view of the park with the marker in the foreground, looking South towards the Gulf of Mexico.
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Rosewood, Florida (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fort Duval and the Suwannee River (approx. 15 miles away).
 
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, December 1, 2012
3. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Looking South on A Street toward "The Dock" at Cedar Key. The marker is at the edge of the frame.
Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ray King, December 1, 2012
4. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad Marker
Another view of the marker and the park, looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 7, 2022