Indian Key Historic State Park

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This article is about the island. For the ghost town, see Indian Key, Florida.
Indian Key Historic State Park
Indian Key.jpg
Indian Key as seen from U.S. 1
Indian Key Historic State Park is located in Florida
Indian Key Historic State Park
Indian Key Historic State Park is located in the US
Indian Key Historic State Park
Nearest city Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida
Coordinates 24°53′17″N 80°41′40″W / 24.88806°N 80.69444°W / 24.88806; -80.69444Coordinates: 24°53′17″N 80°41′40″W / 24.88806°N 80.69444°W / 24.88806; -80.69444
Built 1825
NRHP Reference #

72000342

[1]
Added to NRHP June 19, 1972

Indian Key Historic State Park is an island within the Florida State Park system, located just a few hundred yards southeast of U.S. 1 within the Florida Keys. The island was briefly inhabited in the middle of the 19th century but is now an uninhabited ghost town.[2] It is frequently visited by tourists and is the subject of an archaeological project to uncover the historic building foundations.

The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

History[edit]

See Indian Key, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indian Key". Ghost Towns. 
  • Buker, George E. (1975) Swamp Sailors: Riverine Warfare in the Everglades 1835-1842. Gainesville, Florida:The University Presses of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-1514-6.
  • Knetsch, Joe. (2003) Florida's Seminole Wars 1817-1858. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-2424-7.
  • Viele, John. (1996) The Florida Keys: A History of the Pioneers. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56164-101-4.
  • Viele, John. (2001) The Florida Keys: The Wreckers. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56164-219-3.

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