Triangle of History

Triangle of History (HM1KUD)

Location: Islamorada, FL 33036 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 52.246', W 80° 42.229'

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1. North East end Lower Matecumbe Key - Ancient Water Wells - only fresh water on Upper Keys - Used by Indians, Sailors and Traders in XVII Century. Huge Indian Midden (Kitchen) near Wells.

2. Indian Key - Spanish Trading Post - established by Antonio Gomez, approximately 1695.

3. Lignumvitae Key - Spanish Outpost -Indian burial grounds.

About 1549 Hernando De Escalante Fontaneda - son of a Spanish Comendero serving King Philip II in Carthegena - enroute to Spain for schooling - shipwrecked on the Keys - held prisoner by Caloosa Indians 17 years - His "Memoirs" the first detailed description of Florida.
Year Placed1954
Placed ByFlorida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
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Date Added Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 529919 N 2750670
Decimal Degrees24.87076667, -80.70381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 52.246', W 80° 42.229'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 52' 14.76" N, 80° 42' 13.74" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76301 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL 33036, US
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