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Florida Keys Memorial / Hurricane Monument

  • 81831 Old State Hwy. 4A Map It
  • Upper Matecumbe Key
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

On Monday, September 2, 1935, more than 400 people perished when the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States swept through this area of the Keys. Two years later, the Florida Keys Memorial was dedicated in their honor. Native coral rock, known as keystone, covers the 18-foot obelisk monument that marks the remains of more than 300 storm victims. A sculpted plaque of bending palms and waves graces the front (although many are bothered that the palms are bending in the wrong direction). In 1995, the memorial was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sight Information

Address:

MM 81.8, in front of the public library, 81831 Old State Hwy. 4A, Islamorada, Florida, 33036, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/06/2017

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