Tequesta (HM1NQ5)

Location: Miami, FL 33132 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 46.555', W 80° 11.514'

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Indians lived at the mouth of the Miami River (200 yards southwest of this spot) for more than 15 centuries before White men came. The principal town of the Tequesta Indians, including six mounds used for dwelling, burial, and religious rites, was discovered here by the Spaniards. They built in it the earliest White settlement in S. E. Florida, a fort and Jesuit mission, in 1567. When the British obtained Florida in 1763, most of the Tequesta departed with the Spaniards to Havana and thereafter vanished as a tribe.
HM NumberHM1NQ5
Year Placed1951
Placed ByHistorical Association of Southern Florida
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 581027 N 2851116
Decimal Degrees25.77591667, -80.19190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 46.555', W 80° 11.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 46' 33.3" 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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