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Old Cutler Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 33.702 W 080° 21.350
17R E 564705 N 2827303
Quick Description: Long the southern part of the Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2015 7:03:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMN9TP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
Old Cutler Road owes its name to the former town of Cutler, a farming community founded by William Fuzzard in the late 1800s. The town was named after Dr. William Cutler of Massachusetts who visited the area about 1880 and encouraged Fuzzard and others to settle here. In 1883, Fuzzard, with the help of other residents of Cutler, cut a path north and east through a wilderness of pine rocklands and hardwood hammocks to the Village of Coconut Grove. The road followed a natural limestone ridge along Biscayne Bay, and established the first overland route connecting Coconut Grove and Cutler. It was subsequently widened to a wagon trail, and was declared a public road in 1895. The road became known as Cutler Road, later as Ingraham Highway, and still later as Old Cutler Road. Today, Old Cutler Road, which follows a somewhat altered course, maintains the appearance and atmosphere of a country road, and provides a tangible reminder of the heritage of the Miami area. Old Cutler Road was declared a State Historic Highway in 1974 by the Florida Legislature.
Marker Number: F-715

Date: 2011

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Town of Cutler Bay and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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