Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island

Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island (HM1IDJ)

Location: Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 39.941', W 80° 9.454'

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Key Biscayne is a barrier island located at the north end of the reef-strewn Florida Straits. One thousand years before Columbus sailed, the Tequesta inhabited the island. These coastal fishermen navigated dugout canoes between the island and the mainland. The Spanish explorers and missionaries referred to the native people in the area around Biscayne Bay as Vizcaynos. Though this name for them is documented in a 1675 mission report letter from Bishop Calderon of Cuba, and though several tales offer explanations, the true origin of the name which graces Biscayne Bay and Key Biscayne remains a mystery.

In 1513, sailed from Puerto Rico searching for cities of gold. He landed on this island because of its distinctive location, and the fresh water and firewood found in the area. The island became a prominent landmark for the earliest navigators in American waters. During a twenty year British rule which began in 1763, British Royal Surveyors charted the waters. Florida was returned to Spain in the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1821 and territorial status was granted later that same year. Florida became a state in 1845.
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Date Added Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 1:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 584547 N 2838930
Decimal Degrees25.66568333, -80.15756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 39.941', W 80° 9.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 39' 56.46" N, 80° 9' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cape Florida Park Blvd, Key Biscayne FL 33149, US
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