Winter-Time Ais Indian Town of Pentoaya

Winter-Time Ais Indian Town of Pentoaya (HMZX3)

Location: Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Brevard County
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N 28° 8.576', W 80° 35.856'

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In 1605 Florida's Spanish Governor Pedro de Ybarra sent Lt. Alvaro Mexia on a diplomatic mission to the Ais Indians. Mexia recorded his passage from St. Augustine down the coast to the principal Ais Indian town near present-day Vero Beach. At the confluence of Ulumay Lagoon (Banana River Lagoon) and the Great Bay of Ais (Indian River Lagoon) Mexia reported the location of the "winter-time" Ais Indian Town of Pentoaya. He recorded that the 17th century town of Pentoaya was located "directly opposite on the western mainland," near the confluence of the Eau Gallie and the Indian Rivers. The Winter-Time Town of Pentoaya was located between this park and the Banana River Lagoon, to the west. It consisted of a complex of shell middens, mounds and a causeway, which divided the small lake seen from this marker. Little remains of these mounds, as the shells found in them were used as roadbed material early in the 20th century. A Florida Heritage Site.
HM NumberHMZX3
Marker NumberF-487
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Brevard County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 539512 N 3113101
Decimal Degrees28.14293333, -80.59760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 8.576', W 80° 35.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 8' 34.56" N, 80° 35' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-101 Lansing Gleason Park Trail, Indian Harbour Beach FL 32937, US
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