Vero Beach(vēr`o), city (1990 pop. 17,350), seat of Indian River co., E Fla., on Indian River (a lagoon and part of the Intracoastal WaterwayIntracoastal Waterway,
c.3,000 mi (4,827 km) long, partly natural, partly artificial, providing sheltered passage for commercial and leisure boats along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Boston, Mass. to Key West, S Fla., and along the Gulf of Mexico coast from Apalachee Bay, NW Fla.
..... Click the link for more information. ); founded c.1888, inc. 1919. A fruit-producing center and a fishing resort, it also has diversified light manufacturing. Significant urban growth occurred in Vero Beach in the late 20th cent. It is a main highway junction at the intersection of the Florida Turnpike and I-95.
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