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

Biscayne

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, October 2, 2014
1. Biscayne Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1870s, William H. Gleason and William H. Hunt moved up the bay from Miami and founded the community of Biscayne. They brought with them the Miami Post Office, renaming it the Biscayne Post Office. Since the Dade County Court was wherever Gleason was, Biscayne was often the county seat and the meeting place of the county commission. Ephraim T. Sturtevant, Andrew Price, Edward Barnott and Dr. Richard B. Potter were other settlers of Biscayne. One early visitor was Julia Tuttle, the daughter of Sturtevant and the “Mother of Miami.” By the 1880s, many of the early residents were gone and the post office was closed in 1888.

Activity was renewed in Biscayne in 1892 with the building of the first county road, from Lantana to Lemon City, through Biscayne, and the post office was reopened. Later a railroad depot and a school were built. In the 1920s, Miami Shores was developed where the community of Biscayne once stood.
 
Erected by The Historical Association of Southern Florida.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
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By Marsha A. Matson, October 2, 2014
2. Biscayne Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 25° 51.854′ N, 80° 10.261′ W. Marker is in Miami Shores, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bayshore Drive and Northeast 96th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Bayshore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lemon City Port (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Lemon Avenue (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lemon City Post Office (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lemon City Library (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lemon City Train Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Cushman School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lemon City Pharmacy-Dr. Dupuis Office (approx. 2.6 miles away); Arch Creek (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Miami Shores. Miami Herald "Flashback Miami" (Submitted on October 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Biscayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 2, 2014
3. Biscayne Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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