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Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tequesta

 
 
Tequesta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
1. Tequesta Marker
The marker as well as another marker, "Menendez on Biscayne Bay," appear to be temporarily placed at the church. Both markers were previously located at Bayfront Park.
Inscription. Indians lived at the mouth of the Miami River (200 yards southwest of this spot) for more than 15 centuries before White men came. The principal town of the Tequesta Indians, including six mounds used for dwelling, burial, and religious rites, was discovered here by the Spaniards. They built in it the earliest White settlement in S. E. Florida, a fort and Jesuit mission, in 1567. When the British obtained Florida in 1763, most of the Tequesta departed with the Spaniards to Havana and thereafter vanished as a tribe.
 
Erected 1951 by Historical Association of Southern Florida.
 
Location. 25° 46.555′ N, 80° 11.514′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of NE 1st Avenue and NE 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Formerly in Bayfront Park at foot of Flagler Street, the marker is now located at the entrance of the Gesu Catholic Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 NE 2nd Street, Miami FL 33132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gesu Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Menendez on Biscayne Bay (here, next to this marker); Great Miami Hurricane of 1926
Tequesta Marker at the entrance to the church image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
2. Tequesta Marker at the entrance to the church
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Dade County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tower of Snow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saving the Circle (approx. half a mile away); The Miami Circle (approx. half a mile away); The Miami Circle at Brickell Point (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Miami.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Tequesta of Biscayne Bay. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. Florida Tribes: Tequesta Indians. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Gesu Catholic Church entrance where marker is located image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
3. Gesu Catholic Church entrance where marker is located
Gesu Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
4. Gesu Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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