Big Torch Key

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Big Torch Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys.[1]

It is located to the north of Middle Torch Key, connected to it via a causeway.

It is named for the Sea Torchwood (Amyris elemifera L.), a native species of tree found on the island.

It is the site of an early settlement.

Although it is the largest of the three large Torch Keys, it is the only one not traversed by U.S. 1.


  1. ^ Embassy Cruising Guide Florida, 6th edition: Waterways of Florida's East Coast, Keys, Okeechobee, and West Coast to Mobile Bay, Alabama. Ebooks2go, Incorporated. 2015. p. 691. ISBN 978-0-7436-1141-1. Retrieved September 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 24°43′06″N 81°26′18″W / 24.71826°N 81.438346°W / 24.71826; -81.438346