Historic Markers Across Florida



Atlantic To Gulf Railroad



Marker ID: FLHM F-33
Location: S.R. 24 in Cedar Key at a wayside park, Cedar Key, FL.
County: Levy
Coordinates: N 29° 08.234    W 083° 01.799
  29.13723333    -83.02998333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM49HF
 



Text:

Florida was provided with its first cross-state railroad in 1861 when the Florida Railroad Company line reached Cedar Key. Overcoming early financial troubles, the line had begun construction from Fernandina, on the Atlantic, in 1856, but building was intermittent. It had been incorporated in 1853 with David L. Yulee as president. The railroad received land grants from Federal and State governments.


Notes:

City: Cedar Key, FL

Note: Marker being repaired as of 11-3-03