NAME: Juno
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
COMMENTS: 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

Original Juno town plat, registered 1890
Courtesy Jim Pike

Juno town plat, 1890
Courtesy Jim Pike

Original spike from Celestial Railroad, in Juno Beach Town Hall
Courtesy Jim Pike

Pineapple farming in Juno, 1890s. 
Courtesy of the Florida Archives

Celestial Railroad Engine #2 at Juno station, 1890s. 
Courtesy of the Florida Archives

Present-day site of Juno, now within a private gated community
Courtesy Jim Pike

Former site of the original 1890's two-story Juno courthouse, located in present-day Oakbrook Square across the road from Twelve Oaks
Courtesy Jim Pike