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Boca Chica Key
Geographic Location
Located on U.S. Highway 1, at approximately mile markers 6.5--8 , east of Key West.
So named on chart (I 743). DeBrahm chart (1772) shows Fitzherbert Island. Gauld Chart (1775) shows "Cayo Samba or Sambo Key." Cayo Samba on Blunt Chart (1846). U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey chart #169 (1878) shows Boca Chica. Gerdes, in his"Reconnaissance of the Florida Reefs and All the Keys," (1849) states: "Boca Chica Id. or Sambo."
Scope Note
Boca Chica - SP. "Small Mouth"
Historical name