St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The History of Princess Hirrihigua
of the Daughters of the American Revolution
to commemorate their fiftieth anniversary
1910 - 1960
Erected 1960 by the Princess Hirrihigua Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Petersburg FL 33705, 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. St. Bartholomew's Church (approx. 2½ miles away); First Settlement and Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gulfport Casino (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rattlesnake Curve (approx. 4½ miles away); World's First Regularly Scheduled Commercial Airline (approx. 4.6 miles away); World Record (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tierra Verde Mound (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Petersburg.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the base of shell mound left by the Native American tribe which inhabited the region before European colonization. The mound has been known as the Princess Hirrihigua Temple Mound, the Pinellas Point Mound, Tocobaga Indian Mound, and other names over the years. The mound and park sit amidst a residential area of the city. The lot containing the mound was donated to St. Petersburg by Mr. Ed C. Wright in 1958.
Regarding The History of Princess Hirrihigua. The Native American tribe which inhabited the shores of Tampa Bay before Europeans arrived has been misidentified over the years as the Timucan or Timucua, or the Calusa. In reality, neither of these tribes called the area home, as the Timucua were located far to the north, and the Calusa to the south. The tribe which was centered in the Tampa Bay area, and to which Princess Hirrihigua belonged, was known as the Tocobaga.
Also see . . . Story of a Florida Pocahontas: Juan Ortiz and Princess Hirrihigua. from ExploreSouthernHistory.com (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.