Strolling Down Apachee Boulevard

Hungryland Slough Natural Area, Palm Beach County

apachee boulevard

The land that now makes up the heart of Hungryland Slough Natural Area was slated in the 1970s to become another slice of suburbia, Florida style. Canals were dug, the land was platted, lots were subdivided and sold, streets were graded and given names. But a slough being a slough, ultimately the place proved to be too wet for development. Palm Beach County's Department of Environmental Resource Management regraded most of the roads after the county bought the land in the 1990s and 2000s, allowing nature to return. But look at aerial maps of Hungryland and walk the grounds, you'll see some of the grid of roads still cut through the slough. Check Google Maps and you'll see the names developers gaveg these byways. This is the oddly named Apachee Boulevard in a state developers did not envision 40-some years ago. Just for fun, we checked a Seminole to English dictionary to see if apachee, with its two Es might be a Seminole word. Of course it isn't. The stretch of the Loop Trail that extends northward along Hungryland's border with the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area is platted as an extension of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. Next Photo.


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Photographs by David Sedore. Photographs are property of the publishers and may not be used without permission.