ROAD SIGNS OF FLORIDA

All photos taken by Mark O'Neil unless otherwise noted

Updated March 2, 2002

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

(April 2000) Daytona Beach, FL. Florida dropped the state name from its interstate signs a long time ago. Older signs are VERY difficult to find.

(November 1999) Pensacola, FL. One of the VERY few Florida Interstate signs with the state name. It doesn't look like this sign will be around much longer. (Photo by Alex Nitzman).

U.S. HIGHWAY SIGNS

Current Florida US highway signs look like all other states. However, between 1956 and the early 90's, Florida had a system by which all US routes received a different colored sign. This sign is dated 1980 on the back.

Two sign assemblies at the same intersection. Which one do you think is easier to read? (Photo by Joe Koehler)

Older US-90 signs. (Photo by Alex Nitzman)

Older US-98 and FL-294 signs. (Photo by Alex Nitzman)

STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

(April 2000) Campbellton, FL. Current style state highway sign. This style was introduced in 1945.

(April 2000) Daytona Beach, FL. Three digit route marker with shifted state map to the right side of the sign. Most states do not duplicate state numbers with US numbers inside the state; however, Florida has both US 441 and FL 441.

(April 2000) Daytona Beach, FL. The famous route A1A. These are one-piece signs.

(December 1999) Century, FL. Older style state road marker showing a more detailed map - complete with the keys. This style was used into the early 80's. According to official road maps, FL 4 was downclassed to a county road in 1990 or 1991 (Photo by Alex Nitzman)

Florida signs from the late 1940's until the early 1960's bore the state name above the numbers. (Photo by Michael Summa)

This original Florida highway sign is being grasped by its owner in an Orlando Sentinal photo. The sign is white on dark blue porcelain and was used from the early thirties until 1945. (Photo by Frank Rivera - submitted by Dan "SPUI" Moraseski)

COUNTY ROAD SIGNS

(May 2000) Lake Co, FL. Florida uses the standard pentagonal county road marker

Somtimes when state routes were downclassed to county routes, the county highway department would simply place a "COUNTY" sticker on the old state sign. According to Dan Moraseski, The "C" sticker covers the letter "S" which used to designate a secondary state route. This is an older style state route sign with the keys. (Photo by Joe Koehler)

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