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Knights Key

Coordinates: 24°42′25″N 81°07′16″W / 24.707°N 81.121°W / 24.707; -81.121
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Knights Key
Knights Key
Knights Key is located in Florida
Knights Key
Knights Key
Knights Key
Knights Key is located in Caribbean
Knights Key
Knights Key
Knights Key (Caribbean)
LocationGulf of Mexico
Coordinates24°42′25″N 81°07′16″W / 24.707°N 81.121°W / 24.707; -81.121

Knights Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys, located entirely within the borders of the city of Marathon, Florida.[1]


U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) crosses the key near mile marker 47, at the western end of Key Vaca and eastern end of the Seven Mile Bridge.


Before the Key West extension of the Overseas Railroad was completed, Knights Key was the end of the line and a major seaport existed there. A U.S. Post Office was established there in 1908, and operated until June, 1912.[2] A United States Coast and Geodetic Survey field report written in 1935-1936 states: "The key was named after the original settler and is called locally Knights Key."[3]

The campground and "village" at Knights Key were developed by the Kyle family in the 1960s.

Knights Key was a key filming site in the 1989 James Bond film "Licence to Kill"[4] as well as the 1992 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "True Lies," and 1994’s Drop Zone, starring Wesley Snipes.


  1. ^ Zepke, T. (2017). Terrance Talk Travel: A Pocket Guide to the Florida Keys: Including The Everglades & Key West. Terrance Talks Travel. Safari Publishing. p. pt57. ISBN 978-1-942738-25-1. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  2. ^ History of Knight's Key Dock
  3. ^ http://keys.fiu.edu/gazetteer/tr311.htm Florida Keys Gazetteer
  4. ^ "8 famous filming locations along Florida's Overseas Highway". Roadtrippers. Retrieved 27 November 2023.