Jupiter Indiantown Road Historical

Jupiter Indiantown Road Historical (HM1TTF)

Location: Indiantown, FL 34956 Martin County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 1.185', W 80° 26.72'

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From 1900 until the late 1950s, the Jupiter Indiantown Road connected the communities of Jupiter and Indiantown, giving residents access to resources. Dade County governed the area in 1899, when the new road was cut. In Indiantown about that time, brothers Joe and Dessie Bowers developed citrus groves and ran a trading post exchanging goods for hides with the Seminoles. Transportation of goods on the 16-mile road took two days by oxcart. The road was improved in 1912 using mules to haul shell rock from Jupiter. Around 1916 the St. Lucie Canal intersected the road near Indiantown. A hand winched ferry provided cross passage until a one-lane turning bridge was built in 1927. Homesteads, cattle ranches, and later the Davis and Jenkins sawmill were established along the road. Also known as the Jupiter Grade Road, the Jupiter Okeechobee Road and the Central Dixie Highway, in 1936 it became State Road 29. By the late 1950s nearby paved highways replaced the historic dirt road. In 1993 the road was declared a Scenic By-Way by Martin and Palm Beach Counties.
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HM NumberHM1TTF
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees27.01975000, -80.44533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 1.185', W 80° 26.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 1' 11.1" N, 80° 26' 43.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)561, 772
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21479 SW Citrus Blvd, Indiantown FL 34956, US
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