Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida, within the U.S. state of Florida. Together with all or parts of the separate islands of Dredgers Key, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island, it constitutes the City of Key West.
The City of Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, which includes all of the Florida Keys and part of the Everglades. The official city motto is “One Human Family”.
Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous United States and the westernmost island connected by the highway in the Florida Keys. Key West is a port of call for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service. Naval Air Station Key West is an important year-round training site for naval aviation due to the tropical weather. The central business district is located along Duval Street and includes much of the northwestern corner of the island.
City Established: 1829
Fun Facts :
Key West was chosen as the site of President Harry S. Truman’s Winter White House.