Tea Table Key
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 24° 53.578 W 080° 40.148
17R E 533416 N 2753136
Small plaque on a rock describing some of the island's history.
Waymark Code: WM6HJD
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 06/06/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 14

Indians lived on this island over 1000 years ago. In 1722, it was known as Royal Island. In Dec 1888, Lt Castro established a Naval base here and named it Ft Paulding. This was the base for the West Indian Squadron, used to blockade the coast to keep the Indians from recieving supplies from the Bahamas and Cuba.

The Navy's first steamship, 'the Sea Gull' was based here.

While the Navy was looking for Indians in the Everglades, the Inians attacked nearby Indian Key on Aug 7, 1890 destroying the village and county seat of Dade County.
Marker Number: none

Date: none

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: none

Website: Not listed

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