90 Miles to CUBA
The Southernmost Point Marker is an anchored concrete buoy in Key West, Florida marking one of the extreme points of the United States. Painted on the buoy are the words “90 Miles to CUBA”. The large painted buoy is at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street.
The Southernmost Point Marker was originally just a sign, which was often stolen. In response to this, in 1983, the city of Key West erected the now famous concrete buoy. The buoy is actually an old sewer junction that was dug up in the area and found too heavy and large to move, so it was painted up to look like a buoy.
Below is a photograph of the original sign from the 1960’s and a photograph of the buoy today. The Southernmost Point Maker is one of the most visited and photographed attractions in Key West, Florida. People from all over the world line up to stand at the Southernmost Point Marker.