Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway

Dublin Core


Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway

Alternative Title

Orange Belt Railroad


Plant, Henry Bradley, 1819-1899
Sanford (Fla.)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
Heathrow (Fla.)
Lake Mary (Fla.)
Longwood (Fla.)
Wekiva Springs (Fla.)
Altamonte Springs (Fla.)
Apopka (Fla.)


List of latitude and longitude coordinates for the portion of the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway running through Central Florida.Originally called the Orange Belt Railroad, the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railway started in 1885-1889. The tracks started at Port Monroe and later extended into Sanford. The Orange Belt Railroad was unsuccessful and was taken over by the Plant System in 1893. Henry Plant changed the three foot gauge rails to four foot gauge. The entire railroad started in downtown Sanford and ran along the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad.


Coordinates compiled as part of a RICHES student project.

Is Part Of

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




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Sanford, Florida
Heathrow, Florida
Lake Mary, Florida
Longwood, Florida
Wekiva Springs, Florida
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Apopka, Florida
Lockhart, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.82979, -81.32902
28.78697, -81.36283
28.77750, -81.36280
28.74583, -81.37352
28.71238, -81.38129
28.68589, -81.39253
28.64195, -81.44244
28.64005, -81.44472

Temporal Coverage


Accrual Method

Item Creation


History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Contributing Project


Phillips, Clayton
Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Andrews, Mark. "Orange Belt Railroad Whistles Up Prosperity Along Pioneering Track." The Orlando Sentinel, April 2, 1995.
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.
"Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida.
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.