Knights Key

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Knights Key

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

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

Prior to the completion of the Key West extension of the Overseas Railroad, 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 U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey field report written in 1935-36 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" as well as the 1992 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "True Lies."

References[edit]

  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

Coordinates: 24°42′25″N 81°07′16″W / 24.707°N 81.121°W / 24.707; -81.121