Martin County, Florida

Martin County FL (3)Martin County is located in the southeastern part of Florida between St. Lucie and Palm Beach Counties. Created in May of 1925 the county is named after John W. Martin who was the governor of Florida. Martin County includes 555.62 square miles of land and 197.18 square miles of water. The population of Martin County was 146,318 according to the 2010 U.S. Census

The county seat of Martin County is the city of Stuart, FL. Stuart is part of the Port Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Stuart is around 16,000 people. Stuart is known as the sailfish capital of the world because of all the sailfish sightings around Martin County.

Martin County is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area. Some area attractions in Martin County are; Martin County Fair, area beaches, Elliott Museum, Savannas Preserve and State Park, and St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park.

There are lots of historical places in Martin County. If you are in the area try to visit some of these places; Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, Olympia School, House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar, Seminole Inn, Mount Elizabeth Site, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Lyric Theatre, and the Burn Brae Plantation-Krueger House.

Martin County FL (8)

Martin County is bordered by St. Lucie County FL to the North, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, Okeechobee County FL to the West, and Palm Beach County FL to the South.


Cities in Marin County


Towns in Martin County

Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze Park, and Sewall's Point


Hobe Sound, part of Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, North River Shores, Palm City, Port Salerno, Port Sewall, Rio, and Port Mayaca

Historic Sites in Martin County added to the National Register of Historic Places

Burn Brae Plantation, Cypress Lodge, Gate House, Georges Valentine Shipwreck, House of Refuge at Gilberts Bar, Lyric Theatre, Martin County Courthouse, Mount Elizabeth Archeological Site, Olympia School, Seminole Inn, Stuart Welcome Arch, Trapper Nelson Zoo Historic District and Tuckahoe.


Historic sites in Martin County listed on the National Register of Historic Places

There are currently thirteen historical sites in Martin County listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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Historic Site Name Year Added Details
Burn Brae Plantation Krueger House Burn Brae Plantation--Krueger House 2002

1170 South East Ocean Blvd., Stuart

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Cypress Lodge (1) Cypress Lodge
a.k.a. Cypress Plantation
2008 18681 SW. Conners Hwy., Port Mayaca
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Gate House sign Gate House 2001 214 S. Beach Rd., Jupiter Island
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Historic Georges Valentine Shipwreck Site in Martin County Georges Valentine Shipwreck Site 2006 Offshore of the House of Refuge , Stuart
Gilberts Bar House of Refuge (3) House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar 1974

North of Bathtub Beach on Hutchinson Island, east of Stuart

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Historic Lyric Theater (3) Lyric Theatre 1993

59 SW. Flagler Ave., Stuart

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Historic Martin County Courthouse Martin County Court House
a.k.a. Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart

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Mount Elizabeth (2) Mount Elizabeth Archeological Site
a.k.a. Races Tuckahoe; St. Joseph's Novitiate

1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach

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Olympia School (1) Olympia School
a.k.a. Picture City School; Hobe Sound White School

9141 SE Apollo St., Hobe Sound

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Historic Seminole Inn (2) Seminole Inn 2006 15885 SE Warfield Blvd., Indiantown
Stuart Welcome Arch (2) Stuart Welcome Arch
a.k.a. Stuart-Jensen Arch
2004 Bet. 2369 and 2390 NE Dixie Hwy, Jensen Beach
Trapper Nelson Zoo Historic District in Martin County Trapper Nelson Zoo Historic District
a.k.a. Trapper Nelson Hunting Camp
2006 16450 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound
Tuckahoe (1) Tuckahoe
a.k.a. Leach Estate; St. Joseph College
2005 1921 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach

There are many more important historical sites in Martin County which have yet to be added to the National Register.

External Links for Martin County:
Official County Site -


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