1500 - 1763 Discovery and First Spanish Period
1763 - 1783 English Period
1783 - 1821 Second Spanish Period
1821 - 1845 Territorial Period
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and Later
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Gulf Stream The Mapping of the Current

Dodd, Mead & Company
1901 & 1902

This lithographed map has an inset of South Florida. It was published by Dodd, Mead & Company. Their Universal Atlas was first published in 1892 but this map was published later.

Florida has 38 counties with St. John, Volusia and Brevard occupying most of the east coast. Small Nassau County occupies the northern tip and Dade County the whole east coast from the top of Lake Okeechobee to the tip of the peninsula.

The railroads are shown in red. By this time the northern and north central part of the state were well covered with railroad access, but the southern half of the peninsula had only two railroads, Thomas Collier Platt’s on the western part as far south as Ft. Myers and Henry Flagler’s on the east coast to well south of Miami. The portion going to Key West wasn’t finished until 1928. Then it was destroyed by the 1935 hurricane. There is no railroad connection between the east and west coasts in the southern half of the peninsula.