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.
Location. 25° 39.959′ N, 80° 9.404′ W. Marker is in Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cape Florida Park Boulevard Touch for map. Marker is near Cape Florida Lighthouse in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 S. Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne FL 33149, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Coast Survey Base Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let It Shine! (about 400 feet away); Homes That Hover (about 500 feet away); Virginia Key Beach Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion (approx. 4.8 miles away); Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand (approx. 4.8 miles 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.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 18, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.