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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Naval Station

1823 - 1974

 
 
Naval Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jon Swain, December 31, 2009
1. Naval Station Marker
Inscription. Commodore David Porter established a Naval Station here on April 3, 1823 as a Supply Base for his 17-ship Anti-Pirate Squadron. The Station remained in constant operation from that date until its disestablishment on March 31, 1974. Although its function has varied over the years it has operated through seven conflicts with its personnel reaching from a low of 17 military in 1932 to over 15,000 military and 3000 civilians in 1945.
 
Location. 24° 33.421′ N, 81° 48.401′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Caroline Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Located along Front Street, which is a pedestrian walk way for a block in front of the old Navy Station buildings. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Front Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Little White House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Little White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clinton Square (about 500
Naval Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jon Swain, December 31, 2009
2. Naval Station Marker
feet away); Navy Club of Key West Monument (about 500 feet away); Mallory Homesite (about 600 feet away); Key West Woman's Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oldest Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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