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Purple Heart Trail

About the Program

The purpose of the Purple Heart Trail is to create a symbolic and honorary system of roads, highways, bridges, and other monuments that give tribute to the men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.

The Purple Heart Trail accomplishes this honorary goal by creating a visual reminder to local citizens that others have paid a high price for their freedom to travel and live in a free society. Signs placed at various locations annotate those roads and highways where legislation has been passed to designate parts of the national road system as The Purple Heart Trail.


Florida is a Purple Heart state and currently, there are 40 of the 67 counties that are designated as Purple Heart Counties. There are also 83 Purple Heart cities across the state.

If you would like to honor Purple Heart recipients by making your city, county, school, or business a Purple Heart entity then please email Ernie Rivera at You can download the guide by clicking the button below as well. 

Purple Heart County Locations

Bay County, FL

Broward County, FL

Charlotte County, FL

Citrus County, FL 

Clay County, FL

Collier County FL

Duval County, FL

Escambia County, FL

Flagler County, FL

Franklin County, FL

Gilchrist County, FL

Hendry County, FL

Hernando County, FL

Highlands County, FL

Hillsborough, FL

Indian River County, FL

Lake County, FL

Lee County, FL

Leon County, FL

Liberty County, FL

Madison, FL

Martin County, FL

Monroe County, FL

Miami-Dade County, FL

Monroe County, FL

Okaloosa County, FL

Okeechobee County, FL


Orange County, FL

Palm Beach County, FL

Pasco County, FL 

Pinellas County, FL

Polk County, FL 

Santa Rosa County, FL

Sarasota County, FL

Seminole County, FL

St. Johns County, FL

St. Lucie County, FL

Sumter County, FL

Volusia County, FL

Walton County, FL 

Purple Heart City Locations

Altamonte Springs, FL

Atlantic Beach, FL

Auburndale, FL

Baker, FL

Bartow, FL 

Cape Coral, FL

Cinco Bayou, FL

Coconut Creek, FL

Cooper City, FL

Coral Springs, FL

Crestview, FL

Crystal River, FL

Dade City, FL

Davenport, FL

Davie, FL

Daytona Beach, FL

Deerfield Beach, FL

DeLand, FL

Destin, FL

Dundee, FL

Dunedin, FL (*)

Eagle Lake, FL

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Village of Estero, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Mead, FL

Ft. Meyers, FL

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Frostproof, FL

Gainesville, FL

Gulf Breeze, FL

Haines City, FL

Hallandale Beach, FL

Hillcrest Heights, FL

Hillsboro Beach, FL

Hollywood, FL

Inverness, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Lady Lake, FL

Lake Hamilton, FL

Lake Wales, FL

Lauderhill, FL

Lee, FL

Lighthouse Point, FL

Longwood, FL

Madison, FL

Marathon, FL

Miami, FL

Mount Dora, FL

Mulberry, FL

Naples, FL

Neptune Beach, FL

Niceville, FL

North Lauderdale, FL

North Port, FL

Oldsmar, FL

Orlando, FL

Ormond Beach, FL

Oviedo, FL

Palmetto Bay, FL

Pembroke Pines, FL 

Pensacola, FL

Plant City, FL

Polk City, FL

Pompano Beach, FL

Port St. Lucie, FL

Punta Gorda, FL

Sanibel, FL

Sarasota, FL

Sebring, FL

South Daytona, FL

Southwest Ranches, FL

Stuart, FL

Sunrise, FL

Tallahassee, FL

Tamarac, FL

Tampa. FL

Valparaiso, FL

Vero Beach, FL

Weston, FL

Winter Haven, FL 

Zephyrhills, FL 

Purple Heart Entities



Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL


Northwest Florida State College

Niceville, FL

Seminole State University 

Sanford, FL


University of West Florida 

Pensacola, FL


18th Congressional District (*)

Congressman Brian Mast

Citrus County School District (**)

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (**)


Citrus County Tax Collector Office (*)

Haines City Fire Department (*)

Kennedy Space Center (**)

Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park (*)

Seminole County Sheriff's Office


AMVETS Post 89

VFW Post 4174

VFW Post 8189

West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693


Cross Seminole Trail

14 mile section NE of Orlando

Interstate 75

(includes sections of SR 93)

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, Prairie Tract 

Purple Heart Forest Tract


State Road 710

from Martin County line, SE to US 1


State Road 54

from US 19 E to US 301

State Road 20

between Hwy 85 and the Walton County line

US Route 27

US Route 192

from county line E to S A1A in Melbourne

Withlacoochee State Forest Trail #13 (*)

Other Entities

Camping World Stadium

Citrus County Chronicle

Crestview News Bulletin

DBK Construction Company

Diamond Resorts

Ft. Myers Miracle Baseball Team

Golden Eagle Purple Heart HOA

Heart of Florida United Way – Mission United

Hooters Restaurants of South Florida

(16 locations)

Indian River Woodcarvers

Kruid Foundation

Milligan Water System

Moose Lodge 1899

Museum of Military History

Townhouse Restaurant

West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693

Wins for Warriors Foundation 




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