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90 Miles to Cuba

The Southernmost Point - 90 Miles to Cuba :  The larger than life concrete buoy marks the Southernmost Point in the continental United States, only 90 miles from Cuba. Located at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street, it's the backdrop for a Kodak moment for virtually every traveler to Key West, about a million people per year.

On the top of the monument is painted the logo of The Conch Republic. Twenty years ago, Key West, seeking to enhance its reputation as a free-wheeling, fun-loving, party without consequence kind of town, seceded from the United States, declaring itself The Conch Republic. Every April, a ten-day party celebrates the event.

The City of Key West erected the now famous monument in 1983 and it is one of the most visited and photographed attractions in Key West. Southernmost Point is crowded most of the day, beat the lines and go early in the morning to get the wonderful colors of sunrise. 
From here it's a short walk to the Hemingway House, the Lighthouse Museum, Fort Zachary Taylor Park and other Key West attractions. Key West is also known for Home of Sunset.

Accuracy : 
The wording is not accurate. The claim on the buoy stating "90 miles to Cuba" is a rounded number, since Cuba, at its closest point is 94 statute (81 nautical) miles due south.

Address: Southernmost Point in Continental USA, US Hwy 1, Key West, FL

Directions: Follow US 1 south until you can drive no further. At the corner of Whitehead and South Street.

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