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as a location name began in 1907 when William Krome platted a
Upper Matecumbe Key subdivision titled
"Townsite of Islamorada." Subsequent events perpetuated the name such
the naming of the railroad depot and establishment of the Islamorada
Office in 1908. The use of the name slowly spread through usage even
in unincorporated Monroe County.
After considerable study and an area vote, Islamorada incorporated on January 1, 1998 by the Florida Legislature as "Islamorada, Village of Islands" is basically four separate and livable islands. Also included are two islands that are part of the Florida State Park system, Indian Key and Lignum Vitae Key and one private island, Tea Table Key. There are also small off-shore islands. Each island has its own unique history. So rather than repeat each island's history or loose some while condensing, each island has a link below. If you are not familiar with the locations, a basic location map is provided. After clicking for a small map, select your area of interest with the cursor then click the colored box at the lower right and scoll the map. To begin please click HERE for a basic location map.
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island is Plantation Key. Plantation Key