Florida is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the 22th largest, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital is Tallahassee.
In 1962, Shaw's Boat, which was used as a mobile base of operations by the Hellfire Club, was anchored in Miami, Florida. Robert Hendry was killed on-board the boat after Sebastian Shaw demonstrated his mutant power to him.
Erik Lehnsherr tracked down and attempted to kill Shaw in Miami, but was thwarted by Emma Frost. Soon after, a U.S. Coast Guard team attempted to apprehend the Hellfire Club, but were thwarted by Riptide.
Charles Xavier, who accompanied the Coast Guard, first met Lehnsherr in Miami when he saved his life.