Near Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Escaping to Freedom in the Bahamas
Bahamian descendents, some of whom still call themselves "Black Seminoles," live in the Red Bays settlement on Andros. Cuba, Haiti and other islands in the Caribbean region were additional destinations along the Florida Underground Railroad.
BILL BAGGS CAPE FLORIDA STATE PARK takes its name from a visionary Miami newspaper editor and civil rights activist from the 1960s.
Erected 2004 by National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 25° 39.977′ N, 80° 9.381′ W. Marker is near Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cape Florida Park Boulevard and South Crandon Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Marker is near Cape Florida Lighthouse in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 S Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne FL 33149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Coast Survey Base Marker (a few steps from this marker); Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Archaeology of Key Biscayne (within shouting distance of this marker); Let It Shine! (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bahama DinghyDade Heritage Trust’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Restoration Hardware (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key Biscayne.
Also see . . .
1. Black Seminoles. (Submitted on December 18, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. Florida Slaves, the "Saltwater Railroad," and Anglo-American Democracy. (Submitted on December 18, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 18, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.