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Jupiter Indiantown Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BONSAIRAD
N 27° 01.186 W 080° 26.722
17R E 555018 N 2988745
Quick Description: Historical marker in Timer Powers Park in Indiantown, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2010 9:04:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM9HED
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 26

Long Description:
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.
Marker Number: F-581

Date: 2006

County: Martin

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: THE MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Website: Not listed

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