Casey Key, Florida

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Casey Key

Caseys Key, Treasure Island
Island
Casey Key is located in Florida
Casey Key
Casey Key
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°09′00″N 82°28′50″W / 27.15000°N 82.48056°W / 27.15000; -82.48056Coordinates: 27°09′00″N 82°28′50″W / 27.15000°N 82.48056°W / 27.15000; -82.48056[1]
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountiesSarasota
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area codes941
GNIS feature ID280108[1]

Casey Key is a barrier island off the coast of Southwest Florida, located south of Siesta Key. Casey Key is part of the North PortSarasotaBradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Casey Key is erroneously named after Captain John Charles Casey as a result of a U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey chart published in 1851. Captain John Casey and his army were settled at Casey's Key, located south of the island, at the time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Casey Key". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. October 19, 1979. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Casey's Pass". Sarasota History Alive!. Retrieved February 4, 2019.