Totten Key

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Totten Key
Totten Key.jpg
Totten Key
Totten Key is located in Florida
Totten Key
Totten Key
Totten Key
Totten Key is located in North Atlantic
Totten Key
Totten Key
Totten Key (North Atlantic)
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates25°22′47″N 80°14′54″W / 25.3796°N 80.2484°W / 25.3796; -80.2484Coordinates: 25°22′47″N 80°14′54″W / 25.3796°N 80.2484°W / 25.3796; -80.2484
Administration
StateFlorida
CountyMiami-Dade

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]

References[edit]