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Fleming Key is an island off the northwest corner of the island of Key West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys. It is roughly 2 miles (3.2 km) long by 0.25 miles (400 m) wide.

Fleming Key
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The southern portion of Fleming Key as seen from the east, showing connecting bridge
Fleming Key is located in Florida
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Fleming Key is located in Caribbean
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Fleming Key (Caribbean)
Geography
LocationGulf of Mexico
Coordinates24°34′48″N 81°47′46″W / 24.57991°N 81.796045°W / 24.57991; -81.796045Coordinates: 24°34′48″N 81°47′46″W / 24.57991°N 81.796045°W / 24.57991; -81.796045
ArchipelagoFlorida Keys
Adjacent bodies of waterFlorida Straits
Administration
StateFlorida
CountyMonroe

It is connected to the island of Key West by the Fleming Key Bridge (Mustin Road), having 18 feet (5.5 m) of clearance over Fleming Key Cut, a small channel.[1]

The island and bridge road are part of a section of the Naval Air Station Key West called Trumbo Point and are inaccessible to civilians without US Navy clearance. The island has a 10 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant.[2] It also includes a dolphin research center and marine corrosion testing facility.

The United States Army Special Forces Underwater Operations Training Center is located at the far northern tip of Fleming Key.

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The northern portion of Fleming Key as seen from the east, showing several NAS structures

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