Indian Key Historic State Park
Indian Key as seen from U.S. 1
Indian Key Historic State Park
Indian Key Historic State Park
Nearest cityLower Matecumbe Key, Florida
Coordinates24°53′17″N 80°41′40″W / 24.88806°N 80.69444°W / 24.88806; -80.69444Coordinates: 24°53′17″N 80°41′40″W / 24.88806°N 80.69444°W / 24.88806; -80.69444
Built1825
NRHP reference No.72000342 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 19, 1972

Indian Key Historic State Park is an island within the Florida State Park system, located just a few hundred yards southeast of U.S. 1 within the Florida Keys. The island was home to the town of Indian Key, Florida in the middle of the 19th century but is now an uninhabited ghost town.[2] It is frequently visited by tourists and is the subject of an archaeological project to uncover the historic building foundations.

The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

History

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Indian Key". Ghost Towns.