Menendez on Biscayne Bay

Menendez on Biscayne Bay (HM1NQ4)

Location: Miami, FL 33132 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 46.553', W 80° 11.514'

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Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Adelantado of Florida and founder of St. Augustine, landed here at the chief village of the Tequesta Indians early in 1567. He returned several Indians held captive on the West Coast and established friendly relations with the Tequesta chief. Father Juan Rogel and brother Francisco Villareal organized a Jesuit mission near the thirty man fort built by the Spanish. Brother Villareal wrote the first letter known to have been written in Miami - 1568, and described the life of the Indians, complained of the mosquitoes and recorded the first plays staged in this area, one a religious comedy about the flesh and the devil.
HM NumberHM1NQ4
Year Placed1972
Placed ByHistorical Association of Southern Florida
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Date Added Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 581027 N 2851113
Decimal Degrees25.77588333, -80.19190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 46.553', W 80° 11.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 46' 33.18" N, 80° 11' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 127-199 NE 1st Ave, Miami FL 33132, US
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