Florida East Coast Railway

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Title

Florida East Coast Railway

Alternative Title

Florida East Coast Railway

Subject

Railroads--Florida
Florida East Coast Railway
Flagler, Henry Morrison, 1830-1913

Description

List of latitude and longitude coordinates for the portion of the Florida East Coast Railway running through Central Florida. Henry Flagler, prominent entrepreneur known throughout the state of Florida, founded the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) in 1895 after purchasing the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Halifax, and Indian River Railroads. Flagler soon purchased other railroad companies and eventually spanned the whole state from Jacksonville to Key West. The FEC line runs through Seminole County just north of Lake Harney and continues south through Geneva and Chuluota. It eventually runs South into Orange County and ends in Lake Okeechobee.

Source

Coordinates compiled as part of a RICHES student project.

Is Part Of

Railroads in Central Florida Collection, Map Overlays Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

text/plain

Extent

1 KB

Medium

1 text file with latitude-longitude listing

Type

Line Overlay

Coverage

Deep Creek, Florida
Geneva, Florida
Oviedo, Florida
Chuluota, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.79444, -81.05756
28.79317, -81.05914
28.67458, -81.13153
28.62998, -81.12994

Temporal Coverage

1895-01-01/2014-12-31

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Contributing Project

Curator

Phillips, Clayton
Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"History." Florida East Coast Railway. http://fecrwy.com/about/history.
Francke, Arthur E. Early Days of Seminole County, Florida. Seminole County Historical Commission in cooperation with Seminole County Community College, Office of Community Instructional Services, 1984.
Bramson, Seth. Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway. Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 2003.
"Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/audio/Ep25-RailwaysOfCentralFL.mp3.
Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Files

Citation

“Florida East Coast Railway.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 7, 2021, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/749.

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  1. RR002.txt