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Monroe County, Florida


The Heart of the Florida Keys

Page Contents for Marathon, Florida

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Marathon is approximately 10,387 (2000), 8297 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,208 (1990), 3718 (2010).
The amount of land area in Marathon is 13.517 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Marathon is 6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.102 sq kilometers.
The distance from Marathon to Washington DC is 1009 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 443 miles. (as the crow flies)
Marathon is positioned 24.71 degrees north of the equator and 81.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Marathon elevation is 7 feet above sea level.
Marathon average annual rainfall is 45.9 inches per year
Marathon average temperature is 80 degrees F.


about midway between Key West and Key Largo in southern Florida on the island of Vaca Key . Here is a map of Marathon.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for the Florida Keys. Try this history page for Marathon.

It is said that Marathon was named when one of the railroad workers mentioned that the work on Key Vaca was going to be a Marathon and the name evolved from that incident.
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Museums Of Crane Point Hammock
5550 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050-2713
Phone: 305-743-9100
Fax: 305-743-7124
Important historical and archaeological sites

The Dolphin Research Center
58901 Overseas Highway
Grassy Key, FL 33050-6019
Phone: 305-289-0002 (reservations)
Phone: 305-289-1121 (offices)
Fax: 305-743-7627
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Marathon City Government

Marathon was recently incorporated as a city.

Marathon Chamber

Marathon Chamber Of Commerce
12222 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050-3529
Phone: 305-743-5417
Toll-free: 800-262-7284
Fax: 305-289-0183

Marathon Organizations

Marathon Chamber Of Commerce
12222 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050-3529
Phone: 305-743-5417
Toll-free: 800-262-7284
Fax: 305-289-0183

Marathon Libraries

Monroe County Public Library
3251 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050-2344
Phone: 305-743-5156

Marathon Schools

Marathon High School
350 Sombrero Beach Rd
Marathon, FL 33050-3946
Phone: 305-289-2480
Fax: 305-289-2486

Marathon Middle School
Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 305-289-2485

Monroe County School District
241 Trumbo Road
Key West, Florida 33040
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The population of Marathon was:
1990 - 8,857
2000 - 10,387

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