Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Mile Marker References

MM's References
(Florida Key's Mile Marker Rederence Points)

As you drive from Miami to Key west you will see every couple of miles signs with numbers on them. These are called mile markers and they begin on 127.5 in the Florida City Juction and end a 0 in Key West (Southernmost Point on Us-1). Below is a list on each mile markers and refernce points at each marker.

MM127.5 = Florida City - Junction with Fla. Turnpike and U.S. 1..
MM126.5 = Junction U.S. 1 with CR-905 to/from Card Sound Bridge and Ocean Reef Club, Oceanside. Also an alternate route, $1.00 bridge toll, if southbound.
MM126.0 = End/Begin two-lane "18 Mile Stretch." If southbound, please drive carefully.
MM123.5 = Florida Sand and Gravel site, Oceanside
MM123.0 = Dade Correctional Institution, gulfside
MM118.0 to 121.0 = Four-lane passing zone
MM119.5 = Dirt road turn-off, gulfside
MM116.3 = C-111 Aerojet canal bridge
MM114.1 = to 116.0 Four-lane passing area.
MM114.0 = South Dade Marina & boat storage, Oceanside
MM112.5 = MONROE COUNTY LINE - Leave Dade County if southbound.
MM110.8 = FKAA Water Pump Station, Oceanside. Little Black Water Sound Boat Ramp, gulfside
MM109.3 = Osprey bird nest, Oceanside
MM108.0 = Osprey nest, Oceanside.
MM107.2 = Jewfish Creek drawbridge. Exit/enter Key Largo. Begin "18-Mile Stretch." If northbound, please drive carefully.
MM106.6 = Lake Surprise
MM106.5 = Card Sound Bridge turnoff to/from Ocean Reef via CR 905 Oceanside. Also an alternate route, $1.00 bridge toll, northbound to Homestead. If taking CR905, the following MM's apply and are labeled "C". At C-5 soundside is the solid waste transfer facility. At C-7 oceanside is the former Carysfort Campground. At C-7.5 soundside was the former Nike missile launch site. At C-8.5 oceanside is the remains of the Nike missile radar site. At C-9.25 is a three way stop. Straight goes to the Anglers and Ocean Reef Clubs gated communities. Left goes across the Cardsound toll bridge to Homestead. At C-11 to the left is the Angler's Club and straight ahead is the Ocean Reef Club. Now back to MM's.
MM106.0 = Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, gulfside; FKEC Power sub-station oceanside
MM105.9 = County Animal shelter, oceanside
MM105.6 The location of the railroad depot and the center of the community of Key Largo from about 1910 to 1940. The depot was in the highway median. The community was gulfside.
MM105.5 = St. Justin Catholic Church, gulfside
MM105.4 = Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, gulfside 105.3 = Stillwright Point community entrance, gulfside
MM105.0 = Cracked Conch Restaurant, oceanside
MM104.8 = Key Largo Elem. School, oceanside
MM104.5 = Taylor Creek Village, oceanside; Tamarind Park, gulfside
MM104.1 = Caribbean Club, gulfside. The set for the 1948 movie Key Largo was modeled for this location.
MM104.0 = Italian Fisherman Restaurant, gulfside
MM103.5 = The 1920s Key Largo Rock Castle, End of Oceana Drive, Oceanside.
MM103.4 = Marvin Adams Waterway Bridge (The Cut), a canal that connects Atlantic to Florida Bay
MM103.8 = Central (Pink) Plaza Shop Center, gulfside
MM102.8 = John Pennekamp State Park entrance, oceanside 102.5 = Perry's Restaurant, gulfside
MM102.0 = Telephone microwave towers, gulfside
MM101.5 = Tarpon Basin Road, Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping center, oceanside
MM101.2 = Hibiscus Park, Oceanside. The was the center of the 1880s community of Newport.
MM101.0 = Scotty's Building Supply (Orange Roof), Colusa Trailer Park, gulfside
MM99.8 = Key Largo Post Office- ZIP 33037, gulfside
MM99.5 = Waldorf Plaza, oceanside.
MM98.0 = Landings of Largo, gulfside; Moose Lodge oceanside; Everglades Park Ranger Station, gulfside. 1st Baptist Church, oceanside; Shell World (center road); Rock Harbor Club, gulfside.
MM95 to 100 = This was the early community of Rock Harbor. A small railroad depot was also here.
MM97.0 = Westin Hotel, gulfside
MM96.0 = Silver Shores community, oceanside; Winken Blinkin and Nod Estates, oceanside. Buttonwood Bay gulfside
MM95.3 = Key Largo Ocean Resorts, oceanside. Key Largo Prof. Center., gulfside.
MM95.2 = Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary building.
MM94.8 = Seaside community, oceanside. The 1900s Thompson line packing house was in this area.
MM94.0 = Red Cross Center, gulfside; Glander Boats oceanside, Sunset Hammock, gulfside.
MM93.8 = Wild Bird Center, gulfside
MM93.1 = Hammer Point community, WFKZ Radio tower and offices, gulfside.
MM92.9 = Jewish Center, oceanside
MM92.8 = Burton Memorial United Methodist Church, oceanside
MM92.6 = Burton Drive, Harry Harris Park oceanside. The early community of Planter included the park area, but the community center was about 1,000 feet south.
MM92.2 BPOE Lodge, Bank of America, gulfside; Driftwood Trailer Park, oceanside
MM91.9 Old Tavernier Post office; Old Settlers Park, oceanside Tavernier Hotel, oceanside. This was the center of the early community of Tavernier. Its depot was in the median just south of the post office.
MM91.8 = Reporter Newspaper; FKEC Power Station, Oceanside; FKAA, gulfside
MM91.3 = Tavernier Town Shopping Center, Mariners Hospital, Post Office - ZIP 33070, gulfside
MM91.0 = Tavernier Creek Bridge; enter Islamorada; Tavernier Creek Marina, Plantation Marina, gulfside
MM90.8 = Turek Building, gulfside
MM90.1 = Plantation Key Colony community entrance, gulfside; Immanuel Lutheran Church, oceanside. A large Indian mound existed in the center of the subdivision.
MM90.05 = End 4-lane highway if going south.
MM90.0 = Coral Isles Church; Coral Shores High School, Oceanside; Plantation Key Elementary School
MM89.5 = San Pedro Catholic Church, gulfside
MM88.5 = Plantation Key Government Center, Sheriff, Courthouse, Building/Zoning/Tax Collector/ Assessor; Convalescent and Children's Center; Old Mariner's Hospital, gulfside
MM88.0 = Futura Yacht Club, gulfside; Plaza 88; Plantation Key Professional Building, oceanside
MM87.5 = St. James Fisherman Episcopal Church, Executive Bay Club, Gulfside
MM87.0 = Founders Park (Plantation Yacht Harbor), gulfside 86.8 = Treasure Village, Oceanside; Rainbarrel, gulfside
MM86.0 = Weigh station for trucks, oceanside WXOS Radio station and tower, Venetian Shores subdivision
MM85.5 = Snake Creek Draw Bridge; Coast Guard Station, gulfside Enter Windley Key
MM85.3 = Windley Key State Fossil Reef Geological Site, gulfside
MM84.3 = This was the center of the community of Quarry that thrived during the construction of the railroad.
MM84.2 = Theater of the Sea; Holiday Isle Resort oceanside.
MM84.0 = Whale Harbor Bridge.
MM83.4 = Island Christian School, gulfside; Whale Harbor Inn, oceanside
MM82.2 = Islamorada Chamber of Commerce Red Caboose
MM82.6 = Islamorada Post Office- ZIP 33036, oceanside
MM81.5 = Islamorada Library and park, gulfside; Hurricane Memorial; Cheeca Lodge, Oceanside. The library was constructed as a Hurricane Refuge School after the 1935 Hurricane. During construction, the Florida Keys Memorial, know as the Hurricane Monument, was also constructed and dedicated.
MM81.2 = Worldwide Sportsman; gulfside; Moose Lodge
MM81.3 = Green Turtle Inn; Oceanside. Part of the structure survived the 1935 Hurricane.
MM80.0 = Roadside park, gulfside
MM79.8 = Tea Table Relief Bridge. Papa Joe's Marina, gulfside; Bud and Mary's, oceanside. The north approach washed out during Hurricane Donna, 1960.
MM79.1 = Tea Table Channel Bridge
MM78.0 = Indian Key Bridge. Lignumvitae Key Botanical Site (State) gulfside in distance. Lignumvitae Key Boat Ramp gulfside; Indian Key Archaeological Site, San Pedro Underwater State Park and Alligator Lighthouse, oceanside at a distance. This is area is of historic significance. The islands of Indian Key, Lignumvitae Key and Alligator Lighthouse are prominent artifacts.
MM77.1 = Lignumvitae Bridge
MM77.0 = Robbie's Marina, gulfside; Star of the Sea motel, oceanside
MM74.0 = Angelo's Country Store, Port Antigua community, gulfside
MM74.3 = Safety Harbor community entrance, gulfside
MM73.6 = Boy Scouts Sea Base, gulfside; Calusa Cove Marina. Oceanside. Gulfside was the location of Camp 3 for the WW-1 veterans. Many perished in the 1935 hurricane.
MM73.4 = Anne's Beach, Oceanside. Gulfside is Veteran's Island, which is the grown over approach to the veteran's bridge piers.
MM73.0 = Off shore on the gulfside can be seen the remains (8) of the concrete bridge piling built by the WW-1 veterans.
MM72.8 = Apogee of Channel #2 bridge
MM71.8 = Craig Key. Rowland Craig built his resort of Craig at the north end of this railroad fill. The drawbridge tender for the Channel 5 railroad bridge lived at the south end.
MM71.4 = Apogee of Channel #5 bridge
MM70.0 = Fiesta Key KOA and FKAA pumping station
MM68.9 = Tower, oceanside
MM68.5 = Layton, Long Key Post Office - ZIP 33001
MM68.0 = Solid waste transfer station
MM67.5 = Long Key State Park, Oceanside
MM66.0 = Outdoor Resorts camp ground
MM65.8 = Henry Flagler's Long Key Fishing Camp occupied the southwest end of Long Key. American author, Zane Grey, vacationed and wrote while at this location in the early 1900s.
MM64.0 = Middle of Long Key Bridge, If southbound, entering the Middle Keys.
MM62.9 = Conch Key, fire station
MM62.2 = Walker's Island (Little Conch Key)
MM61.2 = Tom's Harbor Cut Bridge
MM61.1 = Entrance to Duck Key; Hawk's Cay resort, Oceanside
MM60.6 = Tom's Harbor Channel Bridge
MM59.9 = Enter/leave City of Marathon
MM58.9 = Grassy Key, Dolphin Research Center
MM56.2 = Curry Hammock State Park
MM54.6 = Coco Plum
MM54.5 = Begin/end 4-lane
MM53.5 = Entrance to Village of Key Colony Beach, Oceanside
MM53.1 = Vaca Cut Bridge, entering the business district of Marathon next 8 miles.
MM52.0 = Marathon County Airport, bayside
MM50.0 = Museum of Natural History, Crane Hammock, gulfside; Shopping; High School; Sombrero Beach, oceanside
MM48.7 = Fisherman's Hospital, Oceanside; Library, Sheriffs substation, Oceanside; Fla Highway Patrol, FKAA bayside;
MM48.3 = Post Office ZIP 33050 oceanside.
MM48.0 = Coast Guard, gulfside; turnoff to Boot Key.
MM47.5 = Knight's Key
MM47.0 = Begin/end of Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon City limits. To Pigeon Key (old 7-Mile Bridge), gulfside. Pigeon Key visitor's center
MM44.8 = Pigeon Key, gulf side
MM43.9 = Moser Channel, apogee of Seven-Mile Bridge. Sombrero Light House seen at a distance, oceanside
MM41.7 = End of original steel truss railroad bridge and begin concrete arch bridge
MM40.0 = End/begin Seven Mile Bridge
MM39.9 = Veterans Memorial Park, oceanside
MM39.5 = Missouri-Little Duck Channel Bridge
MM39.0 = Ohio-Missouri Channel Bridge
MM38.8 = Sunshine Key Trailer Park
MM38.7 = Ohio- Bahia Honda Channel Bridge
MM37.0 = Begin/end a short section of 4-lane highway.
MM36.8 = Bahia Honda State Park entrance, oceanside.
MM36.0 = Bahia Honda Bridge (4-lanes) old railroad camelback bridge, ocean
MM35.0 = End/begin 4-lane
MM34.7 = Steel Tower
MM34.5 = Translator TV tower site, gulfside.
MM34.5 = Girl Scout Camp, oceanside.
MM34.1 = Camp Sawyer, Boy Scouts, oceanside.
MM34.0 = West Summerland Key
MM33.0 = Spanish Harbor Bridge west end. This potion cut away for good cross-section view.
MM31.0 = Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, Old F.E.C. railway marker, oceanside
MM30.2 = Big Pine Key traffic stop light; gulf to Key Deer Rd. and Wilder Road. Shopping Ctr, Prison, Preserve, No Name Key turnoff, gulfslde. Continue to No Name Pub, if you can find it. Bogie Channel Bridge (Old Wooden Fishing Bridge) Camp Big Pine Fishing Lodge on oceanside before bridge.
MM30.0 = USPO- ZIP 33043
MM29.3 = North Pine Channel Bridge
MM28.1 = Little Torch Key.
MM28.0 = Torch Channel Bridge
MM27.9 = Middle Torch Key. Entrance to Big Torch Key, turnoff gulfside.
MM27.7 = Torch-Ramrod Channel Bridge
MM27.0 = Aqueduct Authority on Ramrod Key, oceanside
MM26.6 = South Pine Channel Bridge, east end of bridge, oceanside
MM27.0 = Ramrod Key.
MM26.0 = Niles Channel Bridge, middle.
MM25.5 = East end of bridge, oceanside.
MM25.0 - 24.0 = Summerland Key community
MM24.8 = Summerland Key Post Office - ZIP 33042
MM24.0 = Summerland Key Sea Base
MM23.5 = Kemp Channel Bridge, east end of bridge, oceanside.
MM21.5 = Cudjoe Key Transfer station
MM21.0 = Cudjoe Key Subdivision on oceanside. U.S. Navy "Fat Albert" site, gulfside
MM20.2 = Bow Channel Bridge to Sugarloaf Key.
MM20.0 = Mangrove Momma's gulfside, KOA Campground oeeanside
MM19.3 = Crane Blvd. to gulfside, Sugarloaf School
MM18.6 = Upper Sugarloaf Key
MM18.8 = Park Channel Bridge
MM18.5 = Park Key Landfill
MM17.8 = North Harris Channel Bridge
MM17.6 = Harris Gap Channel Bridge
MM17.5 = Lower Sugarloaf Key
MM17.0 = Blinking light, Sugarloaf Blvd ocean, gulfside; Sugarloaf Airport and Bat Tower. Before blinking 1 light, Gulfside to Sugarloaf Lodge, USPO-ZIP 33040; Fire station. Sugarloaf Vol. Fire Dep't, Gulfside.
MM16.3 = Harris Channel Bridge
MM15.8 = Lower Sugarloaf Channel Bridge
MM15.0 = Gate on gulfside to old U.S. Army transmitter site. Now Radio Marti. Bay Point Park.
MM14.6 = Saddlebunch #2 Bridge, Bay Point Subdivision entrance, Oceanside
MM14.3 = Saddlebunch #3 Bridge, Saddlebunch Shrs./Bluewater Dr., ocean.
MM13.1 = Saddlebunch #4 Bridge
MM12.8 = Saddlebunch #5 Bridge
MM11.4 = Shark Channel Bridge
MM11.2 = Shark Key
MM11.0 = Big Coppitt Boat Ramp, oceanside.
MM10.5 = Seaside Park, Fire house; SR 941 AKA Old Boca Chica Road, Ocean, to Geiger Key.
MM10.4 = Porpoise Point entrance, gulfside
MM10.0 = Big Coppitt Key
MM9.7 = Rockland Channel Bridge
MM9.2 = East Rockland Key
MM8.5 = Tourist welcome center
MM8.4 = Begin/end 4-lanes
MM8.0 = NAS Boca Chica Overpass, entrance to N S, ocean. Turnoff from both directions US-1.
MM7.0 = Back gate to NAS, closed, oceanside
MM6.1 = Boca Chica bridge, middle
MM5.2 = Key Haven, ocean turnoff
MM5.0 = Stock Island, gulf turnout to Jr. College Road: Dump, FKMH, FKCC, Golf Course, jail
MM4.1 = Cow Key Channel Bridge and bear right for
MM3.9 = Traffic light. End/begin 4-lane. Bear left for Flagler Street; Airport; Martello Towers, Higgs Beach and Casa Marina. Bear right for N. Roosevelt; Truman Avenue, Fort Taylor
MM3.0 = Sears Town shopping plaza
MM2.3 = Salt Run Bridge, N. Roosevelt, Key West
MM1.7 = Palm Ave; U.S.C.G. Group; NAS Trumbo
MM1.0 = About South Street 0.0 = Jackson Sq. County Seat; Key West Post Office-ZIP 33040.

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