Jewfish, Florida

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Jewfish, Florida
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 25°44′49″N 80°56′24″W / 25.747°N 80.94°W / 25.747; -80.94
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Monroe
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)

Jewfish is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It is located in the upper Florida Keys on Key Largo off U.S. Route 1 (Overseas Highway). It is just west of the census-designated place (CDP) of North Key Largo.

It has a hotel, restaurant and marina.

History[edit]

A post office called Jewfish was established in 1912, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1921.[1] The community took its name from the jewfish, a type of saltwater fish considered a delicacy.[2]

Jewfish is adjacent to Jewfish Creek, an inlet which is spanned by Jewfish Creek Bridge. In 2002, Monroe County commissioners unanimously declined to rename the inlet.[3]

Geography[edit]

Jewfish is located at 25°11′02″N 80°23′17″W / 25.184°N 80.388°W / 25.184; -80.388 at an elevation of 3 feet (1 m).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Monmonier, Mark (15 September 2008). From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame. University of Chicago Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-226-53464-0. 
  3. ^ John-Thor Dahlburg, "Fish Lends Its Name, Name Gives Offense: The 'jewfish' has been renamed, and now a federal panel has been asked to do the same for a Florida creek that borrowed the epithet.", Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2002. Retrieved September 13, 2017. http://articles.latimes.com/2002/dec/01/nation/na-fish1
  4. ^ Jewfish, FL Community Profile

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°11′02″N 80°23′17″W / 25.184°N 80.388°W / 25.184; -80.388