Welcome to Martin County


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Living in Martin County


Martin County was created in 1925 with the northern portion coming from St. Lucie County and southern portion coming from Palm Beach County. It was named for John W. Martin, Governor of Florida from 1925 to 1929.

When the county was created, the western contour followed the shore of Lake Okeechobee, as did the borders of Glades, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties. Palm Beach County had historically claimed all of the surface of the lake as part of its area, to its benefit for the distribution of state and federal highway funds. The state representative of Martin County, William Ralph Scott of Stuart, initiated a bill to divide the lake among its adjacent counties, creating a more equitable distribution of state funds for road creation and maintenance. All bordering counties confirmed the justice of this change and supported its ratification, with the exception of Palm Beach County. Representatives from Palm Beach County later presented Representative William Scott with a jug of water, signifying “all the water Bill Scott left Palm Beach County.” The jug is in the possession of Stuart Heritage.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 753 square miles (1,950 km2), of which 543 square miles (1,410 km2) is land and (27.8%) is water. It is the fifth-largest county in Florida by land area, and fifty-third largest by total area.

Adjacent counties

  • St. Lucie County – north
  • Palm Beach County – south
  • Hendry County – southwest
  • Glades County – southwest
  • Okeechobee County – northwest

National protected area

  • Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Martin County Shore Protection Project

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Martin County Shore Protection Project includes nourishment of approximately 3.75 miles of beach extending from the St. Lucie County line south to the Stuart Public Beach Park in Martin County. Included in the project is restoration of the primary dune and a 35-foot-wide protective berm. The renourishment interval for this project is every 7 years.

The last renourishment of the Martin County Shore Protection Project was completed in May 2013 and included a Flood Control and Coastal Emergency component due impacts incurred with the passage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The next renourishment event is scheduled for 2019.

The estimated total cost of this project is $69.9 million, $32.5 million of which is to be paid for by the U.S. Federal Government. In Fiscal Year 2015, no funding was appropriated to the project by the U.S. Congress. In the Fiscal Year 2016 U.S. President’s Budget Request to the U.S. Congress, no funding dollars was requested for the project.


  • Indiantown Airport
  • Naked Lady Ranch Airport (private)
  • Witham Field

Major highways

  • Interstate 95
  • Florida’s Turnpike
  • U.S. Highway 1
  • U.S. Highway 98
  • U.S. Highway 441
  • State Road A1A
  • State Road 76
  • County Road 707
  • State Road 710
  • State Road 714
  • State Road 732


The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, a segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail, passes through Martin County.

The Martin County Library System has 6 branches.

  • Blake Library (Stuart)
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library (Indiantown)
  • Hobe Sound Public Library (Hobe Sound)
  • Hoke Library (Jensen Beach)
  • Peter & Julie Cummings Library (Palm City)
  • Robert Morgade Library (South Stuart)
  • Audubon of Martin County: Possum Long Nature Center, Palm Beach Road, Stuart
  • Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park in South Martin County
  • Martin County Fair held every February.
  • Martin County Public Beaches:
    • Hobe Sound Public Beach on Jupiter Island
    • Jensen Sea Turtle Beach, Stuart Beach and many beach strips on Hutchinson Island.
  • Savannas Preserve State Park (extends into St. Lucie County)
  • St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park on Long Island east of Port Salerno and north of Jupiter Island

On the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Hobe Sound
    • Olympia School, 1925
    • Trapper Nelson Zoo Historic District, located south of Hobe Sound is inside Jonathan Dickinson State Park in southern Martin County, 1933
  • Hutchinson Island
    • House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar, 1876
    • Georges Valentine Shipwreck Site, 1904
  • Indiantown
    • Seminole Inn, 1926
  • Jensen Beach
    • Mount Elizabeth Archeological Site, prehistoric
    • Stuart Welcome Arch, 1926
    • Tuckahoe, 1938
  • Jupiter Island
    • Gate House, 1927
  • Stuart
    • Burn Brae Plantation-Krueger House, 1894
    • Lyric Theatre, 1927
    • Old Martin County Courthouse, 1937

Other historic areas listed in 1989 by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects:

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Waveland, 2377 N.E. Patrician Street, 1898,
  • Bay Tree Lodge (Kiplinger House), 143 S. River Road (originally 104 S. Sewall’s Point Road), Sewall’s Point, 1909
  • Dudley-Bessey House, 110 S.W. Atlanta Avenue, Stuart, 1909
  • Dyer Homestead, 1006 S.W. St. Lucie Crescent, Stuart, 1904
  • Feroe Building, 73 S.W. Flagler Avenue, corner of St. Lucie, Stuart, 1913
  • France Apartments, 524 St. Lucie Crescent, Stuart, 1927
  • Golden Gate Building, 3225 S.E. Dixie Highway in Golden Gate south of Stuart, 1925
  • Kitching House, 210 S.W. Atlanta Avenue, Stuart, 1894
  • Stuart Feed Store, 101 S.W. Flagler Avenue, Stuart, 1905
  • Sunrise Inn, S.E. Old St. Lucie Boulevard, Port Sewall. ca. 1925 (demolished)
  • John E. Taylor House, 204 S.E. Atlanta Avenue, Stuart, 1914

Other places listed in 2012 by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in its Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

  • Beach Road 2, Jupiter Island


  • Stuart


  • Jupiter Island
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Sewall’s Point
  • Villages
  • Indiantown

Census-designated places

  • Hobe Sound
  • Jensen Beach
  • North River Shores
  • Palm City
  • Port Salerno
  • Rio

Other unincorporated places

  • Hutchinson Island (part)
  • Port Mayaca

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