Sanford and Everglades Railroad

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Sanford and Everglades Railroad

Alternative Title

Celery Belt Line


Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
Sanford (Fla.)


List of latitude and longitude coordinates for the Sanford and Everglades Railroad.The creation of a railroad through Sanford began when a group of celery growers expressed interest in extending railroad tracks to their farmlands. When the Atlantic Coast Line ignored the requests, a group of prominent local growers provided the funds and began construction of the Sanford and Everglades Railroad. With the help of A.T. Rossiter, J.N. Whitner, A.P. Connelly, S.O. Chase, and F.P. Forester, the railroad was built and opened in 1910. The railroad broke off from the Atlantic Coast Line near 15th Street in Sanford and ran east until Beardall. It then turned south and ran until Pine Way where it turns west and reconnects to the Atlantic Coast Line railroad. By 1913, the Atlantic Coast Line purchased the property and rights to the Sanford and Everglades Railroad. The railroad was nicknamed the Celery Belt Line.


Coordinates compiled as part of a RICHES student project.

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




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Sanford, Florida
Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.79762, -81.26668
28.75001, -81.26867

Temporal Coverage


Accrual Method

Item Creation


History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Contributing Project


Phillips, Clayton
Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Robison, Jim. "Light Rail of Past: Celery Belt Line," Orlando Sentinel, July 4, 1999.
Robison, Jim. "Railroad Won't Go to Celery, So Farmers Built a Railroad." Orlando Sentinel, March 22, 1998.
Railroad Commission of the State of Florida. Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of Florida. Tallahassee, Florida: T.J. Appleyard, State Printer, 1914.
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.



“Sanford and Everglades Railroad.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed May 24, 2022,



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