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22 Interesting Key West Facts You Should Know

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22 Interesting Key West Facts You Should Know

Introduction - Here is a list of 22 Key West facts that will let you get to know more about this beautiful...

 
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Duval Street gets its name from Florida's first governor

Fact 1 - Duval Street is a popular area of Key West, especially for those looking to party. One of the Key West...

 

Sunset Key is man-made

Fact 2 - One of the Key West, Florida, facts that you may not know is that Sunset Key is a man-made island...

 
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Unique six-toed cats live at Ernest Hemingway's House

Fact 3 - Another of the interesting facts about Key West, relating to Ernest Hemingway, is that about 60 polydactyl cats live on...

 

One of the first female lighthouse keepers lived in Key West

Fact 4 - In the 1800s, being a lighthouse keeper was an important job. However, this job was primarily assigned to men. In...

 

Fort Zachery Taylor has the world's largest cache of Civil War armament

Fact 5 - Fort Zachery Taylor is a National Historic Landmark constructed in the mid-19th-century. The fort sits within Key West's Fort Zachary...

 

Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West

Fact 6 - The writer Ernest Hemingway had a residence in Key West in the 1930s. In this home, he wrote the majority...

 
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Key West tried to secede and form the Conch Republic

Fact 7 - In April 1982, the residents of Key West declared that they wanted to secede from the United States to form...

 

It never snows in Key West!

Fact 8 - Tourists flock to Key West for its warm and sunny weather. Therefore, it may not be too surprising to learn...

 

Seven Mile Bridge is the longest bridge in the Keys

Fact 9 - The Overseas Highway features numerous bridges, the most well-known of which is the Seven Mile Bridge. This bridge also holds...

 
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100,000 people are buried in Key West Cemetery

Fact 10 - One of the very interesting facts about Key West is that there are approximately 100,000 people buried in the Key...

 

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