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Menendez on Biscayne Bay

1567

 
 
Menendez on Biscayne Bay 1567 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
1. Menendez on Biscayne Bay 1567 Marker
Inscription. Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Adelantado of Florida and founder of St. Augustine, landed here at the chief village of the Tequesta Indians early in 1567. He returned several Indians held captive on the West Coast and established friendly relations with the Tequesta chief. Father Juan Rogel and brother Francisco Villareal organized a Jesuit mission near the thirty man fort built by the Spanish. Brother Villareal wrote the first letter known to have been written in Miami - 1568, and described the life of the Indians, complained of the mosquitoes and recorded the first plays staged in this area, one a religious comedy about the flesh and the devil.
 
Erected 1972 by Historical Association of Southern Florida.
 
Location. 25° 46.553′ 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 located at Biscayne Park on Flagler Street, the marker is now located at the entrance of the Gesu Catholic Church in downtown Miami. It appears to be a temporary site. 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
Menendez on Biscayne Bay 1567 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
2. Menendez on Biscayne Bay 1567 Marker
walking distance of this marker. Gesu Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Tequesta (here, next to this marker); Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker 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 . . .  Pedro MenÚndez de AvilÚs. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
 
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Gesu Catholic Church where marker is located image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, September 7, 2015
3. Gesu Catholic Church where marker is located
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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