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  • Today in Florida History July 03, 1823 – Monroe County, Florida’s sixth county was created on this date. It was named after the fifth president of the United States James Monroe. It was during his administration that the U.S. acquired Florida through the Adams-Onis Treaty in 1819. The county covers the chain of islands known as the Florida Keys, as well as a large portion of Florida’s southwestern most mainland area of the...Read more

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