The town was founded in 1820 when workers stayed there to build the Florida East Coast Railroad. It was only officially made a city, however, in 1999.
Today, it is known for its location in the Keys, as a vacation spot, for its hotels, beaches and tropical beauty, and tranquil atmosphere.
People Born in Marathon
Marathon in People's Lives
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2001 to film scenes of the movie Red Dragon.