Historic Markers Across Florida

Indian Beach

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Location: on Bay Shore Rd at Myrtle St, Sarasota, FL
County: Sarasota
Coordinates: N 27° 22.041    W 082° 33.304
  27.36735    -82.55506666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM23Y1


5000 years ago, prehistoric Indians seasonally came to these shores, drawn by freshwater springs, bays teeming with fish and shellfish, and woods rich with game. By 1000 A.D. their middens, ceremonial mounds, and a village plaza stood nearby. European diseases and war eventually decimated these Floridians. Centuries lter, Seminoles and Spanish fishermen worked at ranchos or fish camps often builton old Indian sites. The rancho industry supplied mullet, roe and other seafood to Cuban markets. One rancho near here became the site of Fort Armistead (1840-1841), - a Second Seminole War Post.

Sarasota County Historical Commission 1986


City:N Sarasota, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars