North Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Until 1973, when it collapsed, the forty foot natural bridge of oolitic limestone that spanned Arch Creek was one of South Florida's earliest landmarks. Prehistoric Indians occupied this site hundreds of years before European exploration. In the early 1800s, Seminole Indians lived in the area until forced out by United States soldiers during the Second (1836-42) Seminole War. During the Third (1855-59) Seminole War a military trail connecting Ft. Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale passed over the bridge. In 1892 the first country road to South Florida crossed here, as did the Dixie Highway, which opened in 1915. In the past, this natural bridge has attracted both tourists and settlers. A community known as Arch Creek grew up around the Arch Creek station of the Florida East Coast Railroad. By 1903 there were sufficient settlers to warrant the opening of the Arch Creek Post Office, which later became the North Miami Post Office.
Erected by Sponsored by the Northeast Miami Junior Woman's Club, Keystone Point Homeowners Association, and the North Miami Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board in Cooperation
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
Location. 25° 54.036′ N, 80° 9.746′ W. Marker is in North Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Northeast 135th Street (State Road 916) 0.1 miles west of Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1855 NE 135th Street, Miami FL 33181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arch Creek Road Military Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arch Creek Bridge (about 400 feet away); Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain (approx. 2.4 miles away); Biscayne (approx. 2.6 miles away); Barefoot Mailman (approx. 2.7 miles away); Biscayne House of Refuge (approx. 4 miles away); Pioneer Boat Builders' Site (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Miami.
Also see . . .
1. Chickees Provided Early Housing. Seminole Tribe of Florida (Submitted on October 3, 2014.)
2. History of Arch Creek Park. The Greater North Miami Historical Society (Submitted on October 3, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. 4. submitted on October 3, 2014. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.