Jewfish, Florida

Coordinates: 25°11′02″N 80°23′17″W / 25.184°N 80.388°W / 25.184; -80.388
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Jewfish, Florida
Jewfish is located in Florida
Jewfish is located in the United States
Coordinates: 25°11′02″N 80°23′17″W / 25.184°N 80.388°W / 25.184; -80.388
Country United States
State Florida
County Monroe
3 ft (1 m)
Time zoneUTC-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.


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]


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]


  1. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Monmonier, Mark (September 15, 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.
  4. ^ Jewfish, FL Community Profile

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