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Welcome to Monroe County
Genealogy and History

The Southermost County in the Continental United States


Key West
County Seat: Key West



Incorporated Communities
City of Key West * City of Marathon * City of Key Colony Beach * City of Layton * Village of Islamorada

Unincorporated islands and areas
Stock Island * Big Coppitt Key * Cudjoe Key * Big Pine Key * Duck Key * Tavernier
Key Largo * North Key Largo * Flamingo * Bay Point * Sugarloaf Shores


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Monroe county, Florida, forms the S.. extremity of the peninsula, terminating at Cape Sable. The Gulf of Mexico washes it on the S. W., and Lake Okechobee on the N. E. Its limits comprise numerous islands of coral formation, named the Florida Keys, the most important of which is Key West, a naval station of the United States. The surface of the main land is flat, and mostly occupied by marshes and everglades, or shallow lakes. The orange and cocoa-palm are indigenous in this county, and a few sweet potatoes are cultivated. Salt of good quality is made at Key West by solar evaporation. The county contained, in 1850, 4 churches, 85 pupils attending public schools, and 73 attending other schools. Nearly the whole population of the county is contained in the city of Key West, which is the seat of justice, and the largest town of Florida.
Pop., 2645, of whom 2214 were free, and 431, slaves.
[source: "A new and complete gazetteer of the United States..." By Thomas Baldwin, J. Thomas, MD - 1854]

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Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Jan 2014: 1885 Mortality Schedule, Belknap obit
Feb 2012: Obits for BUCKLEY, CURRY; BROWNE bio; List of Cemeteries



 

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