Monroe County Florida

Monroe County is located at the southern tip of Florida and is best known as the country that includes the Florida Keys. Bordering Miami-Dade and Collier Counties, the islands stretch 100 miles into the Straits of Florida separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Monroe County was established in 1823 from a portion of St. Johns County and named for President James Monroe, fifth president of the U.S. In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sailed past the keys. For the next three centuries, the keys became a haven for pirates and adventurers. Many English-speaking settlers came to the keys from the Grand Bahamas, and by 1821, when the U.S. acquired Florida, Key West was the state’s most populous city.

Monroe County Businesses & Related Content

Region: Southwest Florida Region

Metro Area: Key West Florida Micropolitan Area

County Seat: Key West

Localities in Monroe County, FL
Big Coppitt Key
Big Pine Key
Cudjoe Key
Duck Key
Islamorada
Key Colony Beach
Key Largo
Key West
Layton
Marathon
North Key Largo
Stock Island
Sugarloaf Key
Tavenier

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