COUNTY: Palm Beach
CLIMATE: warm and breezy most of the year, otherwise cool
BEST TIME TO VISIT: none; site is now within a private gated community
Original townsite is about 3 miles south of the current Juno Beach, along PGA Blvd (SR 786) near the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Now within the upscale Hidden Oaks gated community.
REMAINS: none from original town
|The town of Juno was the final stop of the Jupiter & Lake Worth Railway, otherwise known as the Celestial Railroad. It got that name due to the fact that it ran from Jupiter to Juno, with stops at Venus and Mars. Due to the presence of the railroad, Juno became the town seat of then-Dade County, being officially platted in 1890. It was a small pineapple farming community, consisting of a courthouse, a newspaper office, and seven houses. The town grew as the railroad line brought in a steady stream of income. The Railroad went out of business in 1895, due to Flaglers new FEC line, and Juno was abandoned soon after. In 1899 a fire destroyed the town. Submitted by: Jim Pike