Monroe County

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Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.


Surriunding County Courthouses: 

– Collier County

E – Miami-Dade County

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico 


Created:  July 3, 1823                            Map of Florida highlighting Monroe County

County Seat:

St. Augustine ( St. Johns ) 1823 – 1828

Key West                           1828 – present


County Courthouse – Key West


Location:  502 Whitehead Street / Fleming Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John R Scott

Contractor:  William Kerr


Description: The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick and wood structure. The building has a portico on the east front with four columns on the first story and four columns on the second story supporting a pediment at the roof line. Behind the pediment is a square brick clock tower rising 100 feet, with white colored square cupola with green colored roof. There is a small portico on the south side.


County Court Complex – Key West




Location:  220 Whitehead Street / Fleming Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Edward M Ghezzi & Associates

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces east and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure.


County Justice Building – Key West




Location:  NW – Whitehead Street / Southard Street

Built:  1986 – 1987

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ubknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces east.


See:  The county is located in the Third Judicial District of the Court of Appeal – Third Judicial District located in Miami..



County Courthouse – Key West
















Photos taken 2009