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New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Green Key

 
 
Green Key Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 28, 2017
1. Green Key Marker
Inscription. Named for the color of the abundant mangroves, Green Key was originally known as Deer Island. It was homesteaded in the early 1900s by J.G. "Gip" and Cora Brown, who built a home at the tip of the key. In 1930, a limerock causeway was constructed for access from the mainland.

In 1970, the property was deeded for public use and a park developed. In recent year, the park was named in memory of Green Key advocate Robert K. Rees, a former county commissioner.
 
Erected 1997 by Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 28° 15.227′ N, 82° 45.428′ W. Marker is in New Port Richey, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker can be reached from Green Key Road 0.6 miles west of Heavens Way. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the bathroom facilities at Robert K. Rees Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4835 Green Key Road, New Port Richey FL 34652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oelsner Mound (approx. 2 miles away); Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sims Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); West Elfers Cemetery
Green Key Marker on bathroom wall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 28, 2017
2. Green Key Marker on bathroom wall
(approx. 3 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Elfers School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Elfers (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Baker House (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Port Richey.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Green Key looking toward the Gulf. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 28, 2017
3. Green Key looking toward the Gulf.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 296 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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