Twenty Mile Bend

Twenty Mile Bend

Twenty Mile Bend is an unofficial landmark located in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. It is located at the intersection of State Road 80 and State Road 880. This location is both 20 miles from West Palm Beach, as well as 20 miles from Lake Okeechobee. However, the name is derived from State Road 880. When travelling east from Belle Glade, there are bends in the road at the 9, 12, and 20 mile points. This bend is located at the 20 mile point. [There is nothing readily available in print stating this fact, but the author of this has worked in the area and has confirmed this with several local sources, some of them County officials.]

The significance of this landmark is that it is the halfway point between the urban and suburban areas of the County to the east, and the relatively rural, agricultural areas to the west. These agricultural areas to the west of a North-South line through Twenty Mile Bend are collectively known as The Glades.

The landmark is also used as an aeronautical landmark for planes travelling into Palm Beach International Airport. [NOAA Miami Sectional Chart]

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