Historical Markers in
Miami-Dade County, Florida

209 9th Street / 900 Collins Avenue Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr. Alhambra Water Tower Alice Wainwright Park Amelia Earhart Final Take Off Arch Creek Arch Creek Bridge Arch Creek Road Military Trail Architecture Barbara Baer Capitman Barbara Baer Capitman Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist Barefoot Mailman Bay of Pigs Monument Bay Shore Water Pump House Biltmore Hotel Biscayne Biscayne House of Refuge Brickell Park Buena Vista Post Office ~ Moore Furniture Building Carlos J. Finlay Casa Casuarina Cause for Conservation Charles Avenue Chinese Bridge Christopher Columbus Churches City of Coral Gables Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company Coconut Grove Library Coconut Grove Playhouse Collins Waterfront Architectural District Congregation Beth Jacob Cooper Residence Coral Castle Coral Gables Congregational Church Coral Gables Merrick House Coral Gables Miracle Mile Coral Gables Rapid Transit Coral Gables Waterway Coral Gables Woman's Club Crossing the Everglades Dade County Dade Heritage Trust’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program Deering Estate Dinner Key Doc Thomas House Dr. Eleanor Galt Simmons-Office and Stable Dr. James Archer Smith House E.W.F. Stirrup House Egyptian Filling Station El Jardin Elizabeth Virrick Park Escaping to Freedom in the Bahamas Evangelist Street Charles Avenue Ferdinand Magellan First Baptist Church First Church on Miami Beach First United Methodist Church Fort Dallas and the William F. English Plantation Slave Quarters Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain G. Carl Adams House General Antonio Maceo General Máximo Gómez George Allen Avenue George E. Merrick George Edgar Merrick Gesu Catholic Church GFWC Coco Plum Woman's Club Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks Historic Lemon Avenue Historic Town Hall Historical Entrance Building Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion Homes That Hover Housekeepers Club Housekeepers-Womans Club of Coconut Grove Hurricane Andrew Impact of the "Bay of Pigs" on Miami Jackie Gleason José Martí José Martí Judy Nelson Drucker, Cultural Impresaria Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island Kosel Homestead La Peña Versailles Landmark Hotel Lemon City Cemetery Lemon City Library Lemon City Pharmacy-Dr. Dupuis Office Lemon City Port Lemon City Post Office Lemon City Train Station Lemon City-Boles Town Lemon City-Knightsvile Lemon City-Nazarene Let It Shine! Life Along the Tamiami Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Lincoln Road Mall Lindeman-Johnson House Little Haiti's Mache Ayisyen-"The Caribbean Marketplace" Little Havana Honors Our Veterans Lua Curtiss House I Lua Curtiss House II Lummus Park Historic District Mariah Brown House Marine Corps Memorial Mary Brickell Park Melvin J. Richard Memorial to the Fallen of Cuban Liberation Menendez on Biscayne Bay Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium Miami City Cemetery Miami Serpentarium Miami Stadium Millard-McCarty House NAS Miami Pan Am Seaplane Base Naval Air Station Richmond Nestor A. Izquierdo North Shore Historic District NW 36th Street Bridge Ocean Spray Hotel Office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami's First Physician Old Cutler Road Operation Pedro Pan Palm Lodge Pinecrest Gardens Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery Pioneer Boat Builders' Site Police and Fire Station Port of Miami Professor Charles Torrey Simpson/Professor Charles Torrey Simpson Park Ransom School Redland District Redland Farm Life School Restoration Hardware Restoring The Everglades Road to Restoration Ruth Bryan Owen Waterway Park Saving the Circle Scarface Silver Palm Historic District Simón Bolívar Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation South Beach Art Deco District Special Agent Jerry Dove, Special Agent Benjamin Grogan St. Mary First Missionary Baptist Church State of Florida Historic Roadway Tequesta The Archaeology of Key Biscayne The Art Deco Tower The Bahama Dinghy The Barnacle The Coconut Grove Library The Concession Stand The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club The Cushman School The Dice House The Edge of Discovery / Margen del Descubrimiento The Edge of "Progress" / Al Margen del "Progreso" The Historic 1926 White Way Lights The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery The Hotel Redland The Miami Circle The Miami Circle at Brickell Point The People of Brickell Point The Perrine Land Grant The Seminole Theater The Sephardic Jewish Center The Tower of Snow The Town of Peters Troop 7 Log Cabin U of M Opened Here U.S. Coast Guard Station Hanger U.S. Coast Survey Base Marker Venetian Pool Veterans Wayside Park Virginia Key Beach Park Vizcaya Wagner Homestead Walton House Westover Arms Whilden-Carrier Cottage Women Take Action in Coral Gables
Florida was one of the first states to embrace the automobile, with the first auto race in the state taking place in 1904. Today, Florida is still known for its car culture, with numerous car shows and events taking place throughout the year.
Miami-Dade County, located in southeastern Florida, has a rich and diverse history that spans thousands of years. The area was initially inhabited by Indigenous tribes, such as the Tequesta and the Seminole, who were skilled in farming and fishing along the coast. After European contact in the 16th century, Spanish explorers and settlers established a presence in the region, with Miami named after the Mayaimi Native American tribe.

In the late 19th century, Miami began its transformation from a small settlement to a city. The construction of the Florida East Coast Railway in 1896 connected Miami to the rest of the state, stimulating growth and attracting settlers. The region also benefitted from the Florida land boom of the 1920s, which brought an influx of investors and development to Miami-Dade County. However, the crash of the stock market in 1929 led to an economic depression that severely impacted the region.

Throughout the mid-20th century, Miami-Dade County experienced significant population growth and cultural shifts. In the 1950s and 1960s, many Cuban exiles fled to Miami following the Cuban Revolution, establishing a strong Cuban-American presence and shaping the city's culture and economy. The 1980s brought an influx of immigrants from Central and South America, further diversifying the population and contributing to Miami's status as a global hub.

In recent years, Miami-Dade County has faced challenges such as urban sprawl and issues related to climate change and sea-level rise. The county continues to be a major economic and cultural center, known for its vibrant arts scene, beautiful beaches, and diverse communities. It remains a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from around the world to experience its unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

  • 1825 - The Territory of Florida establishes Dade County
  • 1896 - Dade County is renamed as Miami-Dade County
  • 1920s - Miami undergoes a real estate boom, attracting many investors and tourists
  • 1926 - The Great Miami Hurricane devastates the area, causing significant damage and loss of life
  • 1930s - The construction of the Tamiami Trail connects Miami to the west coast of Florida
  • 1959 - Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba leads to a large influx of Cuban refugees in Miami
  • 1963 - Miami-Dade County's population reaches 1 million
  • 1980s - Miami experiences a surge in drug-related violence and a wave of immigration from Central and South America
  • 1992 - Hurricane Andrew hits Miami-Dade County, causing widespread destruction
  • 2001 - Miami-Dade County's population exceeds 2 million
  • 2012 - Miami-Dade County celebrates its 100th anniversary