Brooklyn Park, MN
Lost In Marion County Florida
Lisa Piper Menkin Stegeman
Photograph - Pictures I Take Of Myself Or My Travels Around The World
I don't know why some people
wait till last-minute to fill their
car up with gas??
But that is exactly what happened
to me while driving in Central Florida.
Because of that we had to take a detour.
But lucky for me because of that detour
I was able to capture a
Marion County is generally composed
of rolling hills, some high and some low.
The majority of its trees consist
of live oaks, pine, and palm trees.
Marion County is considered the
southernmost county in North Central Florida,
and the northernmost county in Central Florida.
It is about a two-hour drive from many of
Florida's major cities, Orlando is
75 minutes to the southeast while
Daytona Beach is about 90
minutes to the east. Tampa is about
75 minutes to the southwest.
Jacksonville is roughly a two-hour drive northeast.
Miami is about five hours to the southeast.
Fort Lauderdale is about a four-hour
drive from Marion County.
Marion County also has three large lakes
at its opposite borders. Orange Lake i
s in the far northern part of Marion County,
near the border with Alachua County.
Lake Kerr is in the northeastern
part of the county, near the town of
Salt Springs, which is near the border
with Putnam County.
Lake Weir, the largest of the three,
is in the far southern region near the border with Lake County.
Part of Lake George is in Marion County also.
Marion County is inland, centered between
the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the
Gulf of Mexico to the west. Because of this,
Marion County is not affected as much by
hurricanes as the more coastal counties
to its east and west are.
However, tornadoes are a major
threat to this region of the state.
Although Marion County is not near either of
Florida's coasts, it is situated slightly to the west.
Therefore, it takes a little less than an
hour to get to the Gulf of Mexico while it
takes about half an hour longer to
get to the Atlantic Ocean.
May 9th, 2013
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