Record ID: 78

Site Name

Key West

Type

Islands

Description

city (area: 6 sq miles; 1990 pop. 24,832; 2000 pop. 25,478), Monroe co., on an isl. at the SW extremity of the Fla. Keys, c.150 miles SW of Miami (but only 90 miles from Cuba). The southernmost city of the continental U.S., it is a port of entry (cruise ships), a popular resort with a tropical climate, a shrimping and fishing center, and an artists´┐Ż colony.

Naval Station Placque (image Id: 1503)
Naval Station Placque (image Id: 1503)

Audubon visit to Key West in 1832 [Image Id: 1504]
Audubon visit to Key West in 1832 [Image Id: 1504]