Vero Beach is a jewel of the Treasure Coast with its abundant waterways, majestic oaks and cultural wealth. The county seat of Indian River County, Vero Beach is has evolved into an elegant and very sophisticated community that has been called the “Florida Hamptons” and the “New Palm Beach” as it has become the playground of some of the wealthiest people in the world. It is the residential preference of more retired Fortune 500 CEOs than anywhere else.
A neolithic skull was discovered in 1915. It has since been misplaced but appears to represent a culture from 11 to 14,000 years ago, with 13,000 years ago as the most likely time frame.
In 1872 Captain Allen W. Estes officially established the first land patent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon
October 5th Hurricane Matthew At this time, the only pet friendly shelter opening tomorrow will be Liberty Magnet School, 6850 81st Street, Vero Beach. Registration is required to enter the pet friendly shelter. For those who have not yet registered, the Humane Society is no longer accepting applications at their offices. Please go to Liberty Magnet at 8:00 A.M. tomorrow to register.
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- An outstanding number of awesome beaches including many protected state and national parks.
- Plenty of onshore activities.
A brief history
Its name comes from a fleet of Spanish ships that sailed too close to the area back in the 17th century. It was one of many fleets used to transport treasures so they could be delivered back to Spain.
A week after departing, a violent hurricane struck the fleet. The crew got stuck in the Bahama Channel and had no way to escape. Eleven of the twelve ships were struck and ultimately sank. Most of the crew members did not survive, and the pieces of gold, silver, and jewelry fell to the bottom of the ocean.
One ship did manage to survive the hurricane. The crew members aboard the ship were able to escape the storm. They ended up on the Florida coast.
Don Francisco Salmon, the fleet’s admiral sent some men inland to find help. Others tried to make a new boat. Some of the survivors attempted to recover pieces of the lost treasure. It was a fruitless venture. The strong currents continued to move the gold and jewels around the seafloor.
Rumors of lost treasure would soon spread, and ships would come from all around to seek it.
In the 1950s, another hurricane swept through the area and blew away the local sand dunes around the Sebastian Inlet. It revealed parts of the sunken ship from the 1715 Treasure Fleet. Following the discovery of the Treasure Fleet shipwrecks, several interesting treasures were discovered along the coast.
John J. Schumann Jr. and Harry J. Schultz of the Vero Beach Press Journal were the first people to coin the term “Treasure Coast.” They used the term to describe the coast since treasure hunters starting coming in to recover the lost Spanish treasure from the nearby waters.
You could come and find buried treasure or discover a treasure of your own!
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National Register of Historic Places
- Driftwood Inn
- Hallstrom House
- Old Indian River County Courthouse
- Judge Henry F. Gregory House
- Maher Building
- McKee Jungle Gardens
- Old Palmetto Hotel
- Pueblo Arcade
- Royal Park Arcade
- Theodore Hausmann Estate
- Old Vero Beach Community Building
- Fred Barnes, journalist, editor of The Weekly Standard and Fox News host
- Gloria Estafan,a Cuban singer, has a house and owns a hotel in Vero Beach
- Tom Fadden (1895-1980), actor
- Carl Hiaasen, journalist, novelist, and author of children’s books
- Bryan Stork, professional football player for the New England Patriots of the NFL.
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