Historic Markers Across Florida



Indian Wells



Marker ID:  
Location: Islamorada, FL, along US 1.
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 56.226    W 080° 36.816
  24.9371    -80.6136
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMMG58
 



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These wells were surrounded by an Indian village over 1000 years ago. The Spanish used the wells to replace their water supply before crossing to the mother country.

This site was a salvage camp to recover the treasure from the Spanish galleons lost in the 1733 hurricane. Some of those wrecked nearby were the Capitana, Chaves, Herrera, La Florida and Tres Puentes.

The early settlers from the Bahamas used this source of water from the mid 1800s to 1942 when water was pumped from the mainland by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority.

Heritage Monument Trail Islamorada