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Indiantown in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jupiter Indiantown Road

 
 
Jupiter Indiantown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
1. Jupiter Indiantown Road Marker
Inscription. From 1900 until the late 1950s, the Jupiter Indiantown Road connected the communities of Jupiter and Indiantown, giving residents access to resources. Dade County governed the area in 1899, when the new road was cut. In Indiantown about that time, brothers Joe and Dessie Bowers developed citrus groves and ran a trading post exchanging goods for hides with the Seminoles. Transportation of goods on the 16-mile road took two days by oxcart. The road was improved in 1912 using mules to haul shell rock from Jupiter. Around 1916 the St. Lucie Canal intersected the road near Indiantown. A hand winched ferry provided cross passage until a one-lane turning bridge was built in 1927. Homesteads, cattle ranches, and later the Davis and Jenkins sawmill were established along the road. Also known as the Jupiter Grade Road, the Jupiter Okeechobee Road and the Central Dixie Highway, in 1936 it became State Road 29. By the late 1950s nearby paved highways replaced the historic dirt road. In 1993 the road was declared a Scenic By-Way by Martin and Palm Beach Counties.
 
Erected 2006 by The Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-581.)
 
Location. 27° 1.185′ N, 80° 26.72′ 
Jupiter Indiantown Road Marker at entrance to park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
2. Jupiter Indiantown Road Marker at entrance to park
W. Marker is in Indiantown, Florida, in Martin County. Marker is on Southwest Citrus Boulevard (County Road 726) 0.2 miles east of Southwest Myrtle Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Timer Powers Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 Southwest Citrus Blvd, Indiantown FL 34956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conners’ Toll Highway (approx. 15.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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