Cedar Key in Levy County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Muir at Cedar Key
He remembered the "watery and vine-tied" land where "the streams are still young," which he had seen and sampled on his way from Fernandina. It was while recovering from a bout with malaria in Cedar Key that Muir first expressed his belief that nature was valuable for its own sake, not only because it was useful for man. This principle guided John Muir throughout his life. In early 1868, he left Cedar Key and eventually settled in California, where he helped establish the Yosemite National Park and, in 1892, the Sierra Club, which became one of our nation's best known environmental organizations.
Erected 1983 by Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club and Department of State. (Marker Number
Location. 29° 9.048′ N, 83° 2.898′ W. Marker is in Cedar Key, Florida, in Levy County. Marker can be reached from SW 166th Court, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12231 SW 166th Court, Cedar Key FL 32625, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atlantic to Gulf Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rosewood, Florida (approx. 9.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The historical marker is located just outside the Cedar Key Museum building. The restored 1920's house of St. Clair Whitman, founder of the museum, is on premises.
Also see . . . Cedar Key Museum State Park. (Submitted on April 8, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,261 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.