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 Monroe County is the southern most county in Florida and the United States 


The End of US Hwy # 1
Monroe County was created 
in 1823

It was named for James Monroe,
the fifth President of the United States, 
who served from 1817 to 1825.

Panoramic View of Key West 1884

President James Monroe
History of Monroe County by Jerry Wilkinson


History of Monroe County
Historic Sites of Monroe County
Monroe County Sheriffs

Bibliography of Monroe County
 1895 Atlas of Monroe County

*Florida  Lighthouses
Exploring Florida Maps
History of Key West
by Smalltowngems

The Key West Citizen - Historic Front Pages [PDF]
1906, 1927 obit of Dr. J.Y. Porter, 1928, 1938,1945, 1949, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1985


Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials 
(PALMM) is a cooperative  initiative of the public universities 
of Florida to provide digital access to important source 
materials for research and scholarship. 
Bureau of Land Management, Official Land Patent Records Site

Key West Directory 1906-1907 
 Key West Newspapers - Many from early 1800s
Key West, The Old and the New 1912

 A Guide-Book of Florida & The South
(Key West, 1869)
Key West Newspaper @ UFL
Last Slave Ship
  The African Barracoons at Key West 
Florida: Its Scenery, Climate, and History
With an account of Charleston, Savannah,
Augusta, and Aiken; a chapter for consumptives; various papers on fruit-culture; and a complete hand-book and guide. 
By Sidney Lanier. 1876    Pages: 346
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

About the Overseas Railroad
Key West: Hurricanes

1935 Labor Day Hurricane

Hampton Dunn Photouring Florida Collection @ USF

      What is a Conch?


Some Early Settlers of Monroe County
Monroe County Pensioners List - 1883
Selected Genealogies of the Keys
Keys Historeum
Florida Pioneer Certificates
Monroe County Resources
Florida Execution List  1924-1964
Florida Execution List
1976 - present
Monroe County Military Archives
Dolly Mae CD     Bahamian Genealogy
The History, Civil and Commercial, 
of the British colonies in the West Indies. 1793


Florida Confederate Pension Index
Florida State Archives Online Catalog
World War I Service Cards
Spanish Land Grants
Waterfront Passes WWI
579 of them with picture, address, occupation, nationality, employer. 
Do take time to scan the library pages carefully.
There are many, many options available for viewing these passes
Monroe County Library
Monroe County Maps

Monroe County 1895 Map
Monroe County, Florida Will Testators
Vol. A = 1888-1916 | Vol. B = 1916-1929
General Land Office Records

Florida Death Index  1877 - 1939
1885 Census Index w/images
 Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001
1935 Census Index w/images
 Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1920 
1940 Census Indexes w/images

Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945 Images
1945 Census Index w/images

USGenWeb Census - Florida
1870 Census Upper Keys

Some Burials in Key West City Cemetery

the Marine Hospital, Key West 1858-1868", 
The Florida Genealogist
Volume 19, #2, Spring 1996
(Whole # 73)

Key West Cemetery 
Miami Herald Article 1981
WPA Church Records 1939 for Monroe County

Monroe County
Key West Cemeteries 
@  Fernandez Cuzens
with photos
General Keys History
Historical Preservation Society 
of the Upper Keys

United in death on Key West: Graves shared 
The Miami Herald - June 8, 1981 


Cities of Monroe County, Florida  (1990)

Cubans in Key West 
Before 1880
Cuban Genealogy Center

Cuban Heritage Collection

Cuban Heritage Trail Sites
John Freeman Young 
St. John's Episcopal Church


HOME PAGES of persons
who have families from Monroe county, Florida.
The surnames of Key West families that are contained in my tree are: MCMAHON, GRILLON, PHILIPPE, MORENO, FROW, CURRY, SAUNDERS, THRIFT, ROBERTS, WEATHERFORD, DEMERITT, GANDOLFO
Ancestors of J. C. McMahon
Camplejohn Heritage
Conch Families
This is a tree created by Monroe Co. (FL) Public Library staff. 
The tree was created using the extensive research notes of Ottilee Sawyer Williams and Jean Kamp Collins.
Heminway/Ramirez and Albright/Bischoff
 Family Tree 
Curtis Heminway
Fernandez Cousins Web Site
Charles F. Dupont  (1861 - 1938) -  Sheriff of Monroe County  1885 - 1893 
by Amir Bey

Guy Bradley (1870 - 1905)
Game Warden & Deputy Sheriff of Monroe County

Wind Across the Everglades - Film 1958

FLMONROE mail list
Monroe County Message Board

Adjoining or Related Counties

Dade County  (1836)
Manatee County 1855
Lee County  (1887)
Collier County  (1923)
 Bahama Islands


Monroe County Florida
 Monroe County Florida 
Governmental Offices
Weather in Key West


Wikipedia Monroe_County, Florida

Florida Resources via RootsWeb
FamilySearch Wiki for Monroe County
 Florida Libraries and Historical & Genealogical Societies

"If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, 
let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone."

Henry David Thoreau (181762), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. 
Walden, "The Ponds" (1854). 

 Pioneer Descendant Certification Program
View a list of Documented Pioneers
U.S. Geographic Name
Information System
 Florida Obituary Index
Search for Cemeteries, Churches or Islands, etc.
 Florida Memory
More than 475,000 individual records from select collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida. Most collections on this page have been digitized in their entirety.


Rootsweb Message Boards - Region
Genforum - Region
Rootsweb Message Boards - Surname
Genforum - Surnames



Directory of Flordia of Public Libraries
Florida State Government Services Direct; 
Depart. of Management Resources.
Florida State & County Vital Records Addresses
 Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Florida Cemetery & Funeral Home Listings
South Florida History Magazine
FLGenWeb Archives
Florida Historical & Genealogical Societies


FloridaGenWeb Project, Inc. 
   USGenWeb Page
CaribbeanGenWeb Page
 WorldGenWeb Page


Suggests, comments & donations of material are welcomed

Manatee County Coordinator Laura Scott 
a part of the Original FLGenWeb Project, Inc.

Updated November 3, 2013

This page copyrighted by Laura Lee Scott 1997 - 2013

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