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Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Highway A1A

 
 
Old Highway A1A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 16, 2017
1. Old Highway A1A Marker
Inscription. In the 1920s the automobile revolutionized the American way of life. It transformed the nations economy and gave hard working Americans a way to explore beyond their local geography. Families were able to go on weekend vacations to places previously impossible, and city dwellers had the opportunity to enjoy Sunday drives through the countryside. By 1925, there were 20.1 million registered vehicles in the United States, including 17.5 million passenger cars.

In 1926, the Florida Department of Transportation constructed Highway A1A, originally named FLA 140, to serve the increasing numbers of tourists wanting to see Florida’s beautiful east coast. You are now looking at a place of American history — a segment of historic A1A is preserved here. In 1955, the highway was moved from this location to its current one further east at the request of Owen D. Young.
 
Location. 29° 38.047′ N, 81° 12.501′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from North Oceanshore Boulevard 0.3 miles west of State Road A1A. Touch for map. Located in Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6400 N Oceanshore Blvd, Palm Coast FL 32137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker
Old Highway A1A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 16, 2017
2. Old Highway A1A Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Washington Oaks Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Mala Compra Plantation Historic Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marineland (approx. 2.4 miles away); Marineland-The World’s First Oceanarium (approx. 2.4 miles away); Princess Place Estate (approx. 2.4 miles away); King's Road (approx. 3½ miles away); Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model (approx. 4½ miles away); Palm Coast, Florida (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Coast.
 
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A1A Florida Scenic & Historic Byway image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
3. A1A Florida Scenic & Historic Byway
This designated section of State Road A1A begins at the northern boundary of St. Johns County then travels south 72 mies to the southern end of Flagler Beach in Flagler County.
Florida A1A image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
4. Florida A1A
Florida SR A1A, traveling north to south begins in Fernandina Beach and continues to Key West a, distance of over 500 miles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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