Approaching Sanford Along Lake Monroe



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Approaching Sanford Along Lake Monroe

Alternative Title

Seminole Boulevard in Sanford


Waterfront Districts
Lakes & ponds
Lake Monroe (Seminole County and Volusia County, Fla.)
St. Johns River (Fla.)
Sanford (Fla.)


Seminole Boulevard on the west edge of Sanford along Lake Monroe. Seminole Boulevard is the part of U.S. Highway 17 that runs along the coast of Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida.

U.S. Highway 17 begins in Punta Gorda, briefly runs east, and then goes north along Peace River through Arcadia, Zolfo Springs, and Wauchula. The road then joins U.S. Highway 98 at Fort Meade and continues northward until Bartow, when it separates to travel northeast. At Winter Haven, U.S. 17 becomes concurrent with U.S. Highway 92 through Kissimmee, where both highways join U.S. Highway 192. When all three roads meet U.S. Highway 441, U.S. 17/92 turns north into downtown Orlando and then splits from U.S. 441 at State Road 50/Colonial Drove and continues east until it turns north at State Road 15/Mills Avenue.

In Sanford, U.S. 17/92 crosses over the St. Johns River into Volusia County and then splits north of DeLand as U.S. 17 travels north toward Palatka, again crossing the St. Johns River. The highway then continues through Clay County, suburban Jacksonville, and Nassau County until it reaches the Florida border. The entire highway spans across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eigth largest lake in the Orlando metropolitan area. Sanford is located on its northern shore and DeBary and Deltona are located along its northern shore. Two major roadways, State Road 415 and Interstate 4, run near the lake. Lake Monroe also formes the border of Seminole County and Volusia County.


Orange News Company


Original 4 x 6 inch color postcard by Orange News Company: Postcard Collection, call number PC5643, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1960-1990

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 4 x 6 inch color postcard by Orange News Company on Florida Memory Project: Postcard Collection, call number PC5643, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida.

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.
Sanford Riverfront Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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4 x 6 inch color postcard




Still Image


Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.83239, -81.320854

Temporal Coverage


Accrual Method


Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.2; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.G.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.912.A.1.2; SS.912.A.1.4 SS.912.W.1.3


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Originally created and owned by Orange News Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the State Library and Archives of Florida, and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Monroe Harbour Marina." Monroe Harbour Marina.

External Reference Title

Sanford Historical Society, Inc.  Images of America: Sanford.  Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

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Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inch


Orange News Company. “Approaching Sanford Along Lake Monroe.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed November 29, 2023,



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