The Florida Keys Mark A Major Milestone

From the mysteries and histories of the Dry Tortugas to the jaw-dropping blue expanses stretching endlessly on either side of the Overseas Highway,...

July 31, 2023
4:46 AM

From the mysteries and histories of the Dry Tortugas to the jaw-dropping blue expanses stretching endlessly on either side of the Overseas Highway, the Florida Keys have fascinated tourists and enticed permanent residents for centuries.  As the islands turn 200, we wanted to look back on the area's milestones to celebrate the history of a unique region. Monroe County, which encompasses The Everglades and the Florida Keys , was made official in 1823. Residents were here long, long before, of course.

Jenny Adams