Totten Key

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Totten Key

Totten Key is an island of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park. It is in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

It is located in southern Biscayne Bay, just west of Old Rhodes Key.

History[edit]

It was probably named for General Joseph Totten who was Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army. In 1848, Totten was in charge of a survey of the Florida coast concentrating on Biscayne Bay, with Robert E. Lee as a subordinate.

U.S. Coast Survey chart #68, Florida Reefs, Key Biscayne to Carysfort Reef (1858) has Totten's Key.[1]

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Coordinates: 25°22′47″N 80°14′54″W / 25.3796°N 80.2484°W / 25.3796; -80.2484