Florida State Highway System
The State Highway System of the U. S. state of Florida comprises the roads maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation or a toll authority. The components are referred to as state roads, abbreviated SR. State Roads are always numbered. Odd numbered roads run north-south, numbered roads run east-west. One- and two-digit numbers run in order from 2 in the north to 94 in the south, A1A in the east to 97 in the west; the major cross-state roads end in 0 and 5. Most routes of the form X00 are major diagonal routes. Other three-digit numbers are placed in horizontal bands based on the first digit: Three-digit numbers increase from east to west across the band; when the grid was first laid out in 1945, the rules were perfectly followed. However, over the years, as routes have been added, there has not always been room to follow the grid. Placements such as 112, 752, 602 are the most notable violations of the grid system; the Pensacola area has a collection of these "misplaced" street numbers. When FDOT added route numbers to a collection of Miami-Dade County streets in 1980, most of them received 9## designations regardless of the band that they occupied.
Every section of U. S. Highway and Interstate Highway has a State Road number assigned to it unsigned. In addition to some named toll roads some minor State Roads are unsigned. Prior to the 1945 renumbering, State Roads were given numbers in the order they were added to the system; the 1945 renumbering removed many roads that were never built and added some that had not existed prior to 1945. In 1955, the Florida Department of Transportation slowed down the addition of new state roads and began to classify roads into primary and local roads. Primary roads would continue to be state-maintained, while Secondary roads would have an S before the number, would only be state-maintained during a construction project. Local roads would be removed from the system. In 1977, FDOT changed the division of roads into state/county/local. Most secondary roads and some primary roads were given to the counties, a new state road was taken over; the secondary signs had the S changed to C and a small COUNTY sticker added to the bottom.
As signs grew old, they were replaced with the standard MUTCD county road pentagon. While this occurred throughout the State of Florida, the part of the state south of SR 70 was hit hard by the transition from State to County control and maintenance. In the early 1980s several state roads were renumbered; the trend seems to have been reversed since 2002 as new state road designations have been added as a result of construction of new highways, most notably in the Jacksonville and the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan areas. While most state roads are contiguous, there is a relative handful of routes that have interruptions in their designations; the most famous of the set is SR A1A, which exists in seven separate pieces along the Atlantic coast from Fernandina Beach to Key West. State Road 2 has two sections separated by the State of Georgia; the western segment extends westward from Georgia 91 as it crosses the Chattahoochee River and has its western terminus at SR 81 near Sweet Gum Head. State Road 5 temporarily ends leaving Lake Worth, FL as its segment in West Palm Beach was relinquished to the city in the mid 2000s.
The route resumes at US 1's junction with Belvedere Road, where it runs concurrent with US 1 northbound. State Road 15 has two sections bridged by County Road 15 and US 192/441. SR 15 is only signed in Palm Beach County. For most of its route, SR 15 is an administrative FDOT designation for US 441 south of Holopaw, US 17 between Orlando and Jacksonville, US 1/23 north of Jacksonville; the two separate sections of SR 17 formed when US 27 was rerouted in Highlands County, where it passes through Avon Park and Sebring, in Polk County, from Haines City to Frostproof. Signed Alternate US 27, it is now signed as just SR 17. State Road 25 cosigns with US routes throughout most of its length, but departs and travels on its own road in Lake and Marion counties. However, all but less than half a mile of this road has been relinquished to the counties, interrupting SR 25. State Road 30 is gapped by Bay County Road 30 on Front Beach Road west of the Panama City Beach limits to the road's westbound cosign with US 98.
Three sections of State Road 44 exist. Two are connected in Lake County by US 441 and County Road 44; the third is isolated over the Halifax River in New Smyrna Beach due to a route relinquishment to the city. Trailblazers exist down the former route to direct motorists to the continuation of SR 44. State Road 54 has a gap in eastern Pasco County, between the western terminus of State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Wesley Chapel, it contains a former segment between 301 in Zephyrhills and US 98 in Polk County. There are two separate s
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 11,231 at the 2010 United States Census, it is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The first non-native settlement in the area was by a family of freed slaves following the American Civil War. In 1888, a group of men from Cocoa bought the entire tract of land, which went undeveloped until it was bought out in 1923 by a member of the group—Gus Edwards, Cocoa's city attorney. At that time, Edwards' total holdings included 600 acres, he had stopped practicing law to devote all his efforts to developing the area. Prior to incorporation, the area was known as Oceanus; the Town of Cocoa Beach was established on June 5, 1925. Cocoa Beach's first official meeting was held at the Cocoa Beach Casino on July 27, 1925, adopted the City Seal. Gus C. Edwards was elected as mayor and served as a commissioner along with J. A. Haisten, R. Z. Grabel. A little less than a month plans for a pier became official.
In 1935, the FDOT opened up. In 1938, a Deputy Marshal was appointed "to act in emergencies at night or at other times" for $.25/hour. By 1939, the town had 49 residents. In 1940, the town requested that State Road 140 be routed on Orlando Avenue instead of Atlantic Avenue. In 1942, the town prepared to receive men assigned to the newly opened Naval Air Station Banana River. Establishing regular garbage collection was discussed when the town discovered that the Air Station was having theirs collected. On May 1, 1942, the German submarine U-109 torpedoed the La Paz off the shore of Cocoa Beach; the crew was able to beach it with the help of tugs. It was returned to shipping. On May 3, the same U-boat sank the SS Laertes near the same spot. Local boys were recruited for salvaging efforts and to rid the beach of subsequent debris. Shortly thereafter, the federal government realized the danger of back-lighting from the coast making easy targets of passing ships and ordered a blackout for the remainder of the war.
During World War II, Cocoa Beach experienced money shortages for employees, money to fix roads. In 1944, the town fought a bill introduced in the Florida legislature which would have dissolved the city government. In 1947 a single police officer was hired for $1/hour; the same year, the city constructed works for the distribution of potable water. In 1950, a volunteer fire department was created. In 1950, a proposal to prevent people from driving on the beach was defeated. In 1951, the city sought to place a stoplight, the city's first, at the intersection of what is now A1A and Minutemen Causeway. In 1953, the city decided to mark the names of all streets. In 1953, the city planned to pave A1A south from 520 down Orlando Avenue; the city intended to bear 1/3 of the costs, the adjacent property owners, 2/3. In 1954, the Women's Club opened a library in the building used by the Fire Department. In 1955, the speed limit in most of the town was raised to 35 miles per hour. In 1955, the city prepared to house the people who were going to be launching missiles from what is now Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
In 1956, the city attorney warned the council. If they did, he recommended clearing the beach of all persons, both black; the 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, had, in theory at least, integrated all general public facilities. Actual integration came later; the city proposed selling the town dump to the school board for a junior high school, in order to keep students from being bused to Merritt Island. On June 29, 1957, the town of Cocoa Beach incorporated into a city, it sold its water system to Cocoa and contracted with them to furnish water. In September 1959, the city voted to add more sidewalks, improve the streets in residential areas as well as the main streets, to pave more roads. In 1965, Cocoa Beach High School requested that Cocoa Avenue, the street that the school was located on, be renamed Minutemen Boulevard, in honor of the school's mascot, the Minuteman. Cocoa Beach started its major growth during the 1960s. There was a 1000% population increase from 1950 to 1960 as a result of the U.
S. space program. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center is located 15 miles north of town. Many people moved to Cocoa Beach due to jobs connected to the space program and in search of new opportunities. After manned space flights, the town held parades in honor of the astronauts. After NASA's Apollo program came to an end, before the Space Shuttle program was in full swing, the town's economy reflected the resulting layoffs. At one point, in 1975, unemployment was 14.3%. Many families lost their jobs or moved away; the housing market plummeted and some people unable to sell their homes abandoned them. Cocoa Beach was the setting for the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, although no episodes were filmed there, star Barbara Eden only made two visits during the show's production — both in 1969, for publicity. Cocoa Beach High School was used as the school in the 2002 movie Race to Space. In 2002, 69% of the voters capped building height to 45 feet. Prior construction and variances, resulted in about 80 buildings between 45 to 70 feet high, as of 2018.
The 2010 Nebula Awards were held in the city. In 2016, the largest mansion in the city was destroyed by fire, it had been built on the beach by Al Neuharth in 1975. It contained 10,000 square feet of living 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, it was valued at several million dollars. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.0 square miles. 4.9 square miles
Brevard County, Florida
Brevard County is a county in the U. S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was the 10th most populated county in Florida; the official county seat has been located in Titusville since 1894. Brevard County comprises the FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. With an economy influenced by the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is known as the Space Coast; as such, it was designated with the telephone area code 321, as in 3-2-1 liftoff. The county is named after Theodore Washington Brevard, an early Florida settler and state comptroller. A secondary center of county administrative offices was built beginning in 1989 in Viera, Florida, a master planned community in an unincorporated area; the county offices were developed to serve the more populous southern part of the long county. The history of Brevard County begins with the prehistory of native cultures living in the area for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century.
The Windover Archeological Site, discovered in 1982, was found during excavation to have the largest collection of human remains and artifacts of the early Archaic Period, or more than 8,000 years before present. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark; the geographic boundaries of the county have changed since its founding by European Americans in the 19th century. The county is named for an early settler and state comptroller. In federal maps printed before 2012, nearly half of Brevard was classified as prone to flooding. Most of this was in the undeveloped low-lying areas, west of Interstate 95, on the banks of the St. Johns River. About 18,900 homes out of 164,000 single-family homes were in that area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,557 square miles, of which 1,016 square miles is land and 541 square miles is water. Most of the water is the St. Johns River and the Indian River Lagoon; the county is larger in area than the nation of Samoa and nearly the same size, population, as Cape Verde.
It is one-third the size of the state of Rhode Island. Located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami, Brevard County extends 72 miles from north to south, averages 26.5 miles wide. Marshes in the western part of this county are the source of the St. Johns River. Emphasizing its position as halfway down Florida are two roads that have been numbered halfway down Florida's numbering system, State Road 50 and State Road 500; the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway along the eastern edge of Brevard County is the major waterway route in Brevard County. It includes the Indian River. Additional waterways include Lake Washington, Lake Poinsett, Lake Winder, Sawgrass Lake, the St. Johns River, the Banana River. Dredging for the Intracoastal created 41 spoil islands in the Brevard portion of the Indian River. Brevard County is the sole county in the Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. There is no major urban center; the county is unofficially divided into three sections: North County, comprising Titusville and Port St. John.
The South Beaches is a term that measures direction south from the dividing line of Patrick Air Force Base, includes South Patrick Shores, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach and Melbourne Beach. The county government has labeled the beach areas differently; the North Reach includes 9.4 miles in Cocoa Beach. The Patrick Air Force Base beach is 4.1 miles. The Mid Reach includes the 7.6 miles in Satellite Beach. The South Reach includes the 3.8 miles in Melbourne Beach. The South Beaches include 14.5 miles south of Melbourne Beach to Sebastian. The United States Board on Geographic Names is considering two proposals to name the barrier island extending from Port Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet; the 45-mile-long island includes the cities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Patrick Air Force Base, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach. The American Indian Association of Florida submitted in October 2011 a proposal to name the island after the Ais people. In January 2012 the United Third Bridge and the Florida Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne submitted a proposal to name the island after Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León.
The Board of Geographic Names takes at least eight months to decide on a new name for a geographical feature. There are 16 municipalities; the largest by population is the smallest Melbourne Village. The county has nine major canals; some of these, such as the C-1 and C-54, are 100 feet wide, giving them the capacity to handle excessive rainfall that may accompany tropical storms or hurricanes. The following are used for transportation and drainage: Canaveral Barge Canal, Courtenay – transportation Faulk Canal, Rockledge Grand Canal, Tropic Haulover Canal, Mims – transportation Melbourne Tillman Canal, Melbourne West – drainage Old Canal, Wilson C-1, maintained by the Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District C-54 Canal – on the south Brevard County Line – drainage L-15 Canal – Crane Creek Drainage District which has a watershed of about 12,000 acres (4,900
Orlando is a city in the U. S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,509,831, according to U. S. Census Bureau figures released in July 2017; these figures make it the 23rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of 2015, Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of 280,257, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, the state's largest inland city; the City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful," and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is known as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" and in 2016 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 72 million visitors; the Orlando International Airport is the thirteenth-busiest airport in the United States and the 29th-busiest in the world.
As one of the world's most visited tourist destinations, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry. The two most significant of these attractions are Walt Disney World, opened by the Walt Disney Company in 1971, located 21 miles southwest of Downtown Orlando in Bay Lake. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive with one of these attractions being the Orlando Eye; the city is one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions. Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew from the 1980s up into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, the largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2015. In 2010, Orlando was listed as a "Gamma−" level global city in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. Orlando ranks as the fourth-most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.
Fort Gatlin, as the Orlando area was once known, was established at what is now just south of the city limits by the 4th U. S. Artillery under the command of Ltc. Alexander C. W. Fanning on November 9, 1838, during the construction of a series of fortified encampments across Florida during the Second Seminole War; the fort and surrounding area were named for Dr. John S. Gatlin, an Army physician, killed in Dade's Massacre on December 28, 1835; the site of construction for Fort Gatlin, a defensible position with fresh water between three small lakes, was chosen because the location was on a main trail and is less than 250 yards from a nearby Council Oak tree where Native Americans had traditionally met. King Phillip and Coacoochee frequented this area and the tree was alleged to be the place where the previous 1835 ambush that had killed over 100 soldiers had been planned; when the U. S. military abandoned the fort in 1839, the surrounding community was built up by settlers. Prior to being known by its current name, Orlando was once known as Jernigan.
This name originates from the first permanent settlers and Aaron Jernigan, cattlemen who acquired land two miles northwest of Fort Gatlin along the west end of Lake Holden in July 1843 by the terms of the Armed Occupation Act. Aaron Jernigan became Orange County's first State Representative in 1845 but his pleas for additional military protection went unanswered. Fort Gatlin was reoccupied by the military for a few weeks during October and November 1849 and subsequently a volunteer militia was left to defend the settlement. A historical marker indicates that by 1850 the Jernigan homestead served as the nucleus of a village named Jernigan. According to an account written years by his daughter, at that time, about 80 settlers were forced to shelter for about a year in "a stockade that Aaron Jernigan built on the north side of Lake Conway". One of the county's first records, a grand jury's report, mentions a stockade where it states homesteaders were "driven from their homes and forced to huddle together in hasty defences."
Aaron Jernigan led a local volunteer militia during 1852. A Post Office opened at Jernigan in 1850. Jernigan appears on an 1855 map of Florida and by 1856 the area had become the county seat of Orange County. In 1857, the Post Office was removed from Jernigan, opened under the name of Orlando at a new location in present-day downtown Orlando. During the American Civil War, the Post Office closed, but reopened in 1866; the move is believed to be sparked, in part, by Aaron Jernigan's fall from grace after he was relieved of his militia command by military officials in 1856. His behavior was so notorious that Secretary of War Jefferson Davis wrote, "It is said they are more dreadful than the Indians." In 1859, Jernigan and his sons were accused of committing a murder at the town's post office. They were transported to Ocala, but escaped. There are at least five stories as to; the most common stories are that the name Orlando originated from the tale of a man who died in 1835 during a attack by Native Americans in the area during the Second Seminole War.
Several of the stories relay an oral history of the marker for a person named Orlando, the double entendre, "Here lies Orlando." One variant includes a man named Orlando, passing by on his way to Tampa with a herd of oxen and was buried in a marked grave. At a meeting in 1857, debate had grown concerning the name of the town. Pioneer William B. Hull recalled
Florida State Road 519
A commercial artery of central Brevard County, State Road 519 is a 4.0-mile-long north–south highway extending from King Street in Cocoa southward to Barnes Boulevard and an interchange with Interstate 95 in Rockledge. It is locally known as Fiske Boulevard. North of King Street, Fiske Boulevard continues on to an intersection with Dixon Boulevard, ends further north within the Cocoa Hills residential subdivision. South of Barnes Boulevard, Fiske Boulevard becomes Stadium Parkway, which serves Space Coast Stadium in the Carl Barger Complex in Viera; the southern end of Stadium Parkway will connect to the northern terminus of the Palm Bay Parkway. The entire route is in Brevard County
A state highway, state road, or state route is a road, either numbered or maintained by a sub-national state or province. A road numbered by a state or province falls below numbered national highways in the hierarchy. Roads maintained by a state or province include both nationally numbered highways and un-numbered state highways. Depending on the state, "state highway" may be used for one meaning and "state road" or "state route" for the other. In some countries such as New Zealand, the word "state" is used in its sense of a sovereign state or country. By this meaning a state highway is a road maintained and numbered by the national government rather than local authorities. Australia's State Route system covers urban and inter-regional routes that are not included in the National Route or the National Highway systems; these routes are marked with a blue shield. Sometimes a state route may be formed. Most states and territories have introduced an alphanumeric route numbering system, either or replacing the previous systems.
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New Zealand's state highway system is a nationwide network of roads covering the North Island and the South Island. As of 2006, just under 100 roads have a "State Highway" designation; the NZ Transport Agency administers them. The speed limit for most state highways is 100 km/h, with reductions when one passes through a densely populated area; the highways in New Zealand were designated on a two-tier system and provincial, with national highways having a higher standard and funding priorities. Now all of them are state highways, the network consists of SH 1 running the length of both main islands, SH 2–5 and 10–58 in the North Island, SH 6–8 and 60–99 in the South Island. National and provincial highways are numbered north to south. State Highway 1 runs the length of both islands. Local highways are the next important roads under the National highways; the number has three, or four dights. Highways with two-digit numbers routes are called State-funded local highways. State highways are a mixture of primary and secondary roads, although some are freeways.
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Orange County, Florida
Orange County is a county in the state of Florida, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,145,956; the county seat is Orlando. Orange County is the central county of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; the land, Orange County was part of the first land to come up from below the Early Oligocene sea 33.9–28.4 million years ago and is known as Orange Island. Orange County's Rock Spring location is a Pleistocene fossil-bearing area and has yielded a vast variety of birds and mammals including giant sloth, mammoth and the dire wolf dating around 1.1 million years ago. Following the transfer of Florida to the United States in 1821, Governor Andrew Jackson created two counties: Escambia to the west of the Suwannee River and St. Johns to the east. In 1824, the area to the south of St. Johns County was organized as Mosquito County, Enterprise was named its county seat; this large county took up much of central Florida. It was renamed as Orange County in 1845.
After population increased in the region, the legislature organized several counties, such as Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, from its territory. During the post-Reconstruction period, whites committed a high rate of racial violence against blacks in Orange County. Whites lynched 33 African Americans here from 1877 to 1950; this was the highest total of any county in the state, sixth highest of any county in the country. Florida had the highest per capita rate of lynchings of any state in the South, where the great majority of these extrajudicial murders took place. Among the terrorist lynchings was the death of Julius "July" Perry of Ocoee, whose body was found November 3, 1920, hanged from a lightpole in Orlando, near the house of a judge known to be sympathetic to black voting, but this was part of a much larger story of KKK and other white attempts to suppress black voting in Ocoee and the state. African Americans had organized for a year to increase voter turnout for the 1920 presidential election, with organizations helping prepare residents for voter registration, paying for poll taxes, similar actions.
On Election Day in Ocoee, blacks were turned away from the polls. Perry, a prosperous farmer, was suspected of sheltering Mose Norman, an African-American man who had tried to vote. After Norman was twice turned away, white violence broke out, resulting in a riot through the black community, leaving an estimated 50 to 60 blacks dead and all the properties destroyed. Many blacks fled from Ocoee to save their lives, the town became all-white. Voting efforts were suppressed for decades. Orange County was renamed from Mosquito County for the fruit that constituted the county's main commodity crop. At its peak in the early 1970s, some 80,000 acres were planted in citrus in Orange County; the dark-green foliage of orange trees filled the county, as did the scent of the orange blossoms when in bloom. Fewer commercial orange groves remained by the end of the twentieth century; the majority of groves were destroyed by the freezing temperatures that occurred in the successive winters of 1985–1986, in particular by the January 1985 cold wave, the worst since 1899.
The financial setbacks, not the first in the grove region's history, were too challenging for many growers. Economically destroyed, many walked away from the land. Others awaited other opportunities. One of the region's major land owners and growers was the Tropicana company, they withdrew rather than try to come back from these endless generational decimation. With no realistic avenues for agricultural use of this rural land, Florida's continuing strong population growth and its attendant needs, these areas began to be developed for housing. However, several packing facilities and wholesalers are still in Orange County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,003 square miles, of which 903 square miles is land and 100 square miles is water. Seminole County - north Volusia County - northeast Brevard County - east Osceola County - south Polk County - southwest Lake County - west Orlando Apopka Airport, a owned uncontrolled, public-use airport in the City of Apopka which serves small private aircraft, there is no commercial service.
Orlando Executive Airport, a public airport owned by GOAA which serves private jets and small aircraft. It is a reliever airport for Orlando International Airport. Orlando International Airport is a public international airport owned by GOAA serving both commercial and private aircraft. A nationwide rail service with two stations in Orange County and Winter Park Virgin Trains USA a high-speed rail line which will operate service from Orlando International Airport to West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami starting in 2021. Greyhound a U. S. Intercity common carrier bus company providing nationwide service from Orlando. A public bus authority providing service in Orange County and five additional Central Florida counties including Lake, Polk and Volusia. A high-speed rail service with eight stations serving Orange County and eight stations in three adjacent counties; the 2010 U. S. Census reported the following ethnic and racial statistics: White: 46.0% (10.0% German, 8.5% Irish, 7.4% English, 5.6% Italian, 2.1% French, 1.8% Polish, 1.5% Scottish, 1.3% Scotch-Irish, 1.0% Dutch, 0.8% Swedish, 0.7% Russian, 0.6% Norwegian, 0.5% Welsh