Monroe County, Florida Historical Population

Historical population Census Pop. %± 1830 517 — 1840 688 33.1% 1850 2,645 284.4% 1860Read More…

Bizarre But True Undying Love to Debut in Key West on Valentine’s Day

In 1930s Key West, a man who called himself “Count von Cosel” fell in loveRead More…

Tales from the Key West Curry Mansion

Behind the history of Key West Curry Mansion one of the most enduring and charmingRead More…

Islamorada UFO House Demolished – History

It’s fitting that a family passionate about aviation would live in a house that lookedRead More…

What Do You Know About Florida Keys Names

Ever wondered about Florida Keys Names and why certain locations are named as they are?Read More…

Barbara Edgar – Matecumbe Historical Trust – Letter

Upper Keys historian Brad Bertelli made a recent public claim about local history that containedRead More…

Florida Keys Memorial – Hurricane Monument – Islamorada

Standing just east of U.S. Route 1 at mile marker 82 in Islamorada is theRead More…

The Story Behind the Abandoned Florida Keys Overseas Railroad

If you live in Florida, you’re probably familiar with some of oil tycoon Henry M.Read More…

Key West’s Strangest Love Story – Undying Love – Count Carl von Cosel

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Diana Nyad Donates Historic Cuba-Key West Swim Gear To Key West Museum – Video

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Marathon – The Middle Keys by Jerry Wilkinson and Laura Albritton

A new pictorial history of Marathon – The Middle Keys traces the community’s growth fromRead More…

Affordable Housing Units Approved for Historic Old Tavernier Hotel

The owner of the Old Tavernier Hotel at mile marker 91.8 recently received approval to transformRead More…

Historic Tavernier Hotel Could Serve as Affordable Housing

The storied Tavernier Hotel at mile marker 91.8, around since the early 1930s when itRead More…

Sand Key Lighthouse Built in 1853 | The Florida Memory Blog

Lighthouses in the Florida Keys have a tough task to manage. The area is notRead More…

Florida Keys Reef Lighthouses Getting Help

The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has received permission from the Coast Guard to replaceRead More…

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Key West Greyhound Track – Tiniest in America

The Key West Greyhound Track was once billed as the Tiniest Track in America, thisRead More…

Little Palm Island The Florida Keys Resort You Can’t Drive To

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a piece of paradise discreetly located off theRead More…

Zane Grey Group 1st Florida Keys Conference in Islamorada

For the first time in its history, Zane Grey’s West Society is having its 34thRead More…

Harriette’s – Upper Keys institution for 34 years

One word keeps coming up, over and over again, when people talk about Harriette’s RestaurantRead More…

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