Key West, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 24° 34.208 W 081° 45.118
17R E 423855 N 2717558
Quick Description: Westernmost of the Florida Keys
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2008 6:47:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM4Z7D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 20

Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

Cayo Hueso is the original Spanish name for the island of Key West. Spanish-speaking people today also use the term Cayo Hueso when referring to Key West. It literally means "bone key". It is said that the island was littered with the remains (bones) from an Indian battlefield or burial ground. The most widely accepted theory of how the name changed to Key West is that it is a false-friend anglicization of the word, on the ground that the word "hueso" (pronounced ['weso]) sounds as if it could mean "west" in English. Other theories of how the island was named are that the name indicated that it was the westernmost Key, or that the island was the westernmost Key with a reliable supply of water.
Type of community: Town

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