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Indian Shores

Pinellas County

Year Founded: 1949

History

Legend tells of Indians camping on huge rocks in the area and crossing over to an island where a healing spring was found. A geodetic survey of 1828 shows a record of the old pass in the vicinity of the southern municipal limits of Indian Rocks Beach, South Shore. The government filled the pass in 1927, joining the upper “Sand Key” to the lower beaches. In 1883, four Cedar Key speculators sailing to St. Petersburg stopped to explore the island and bought it from the first settlers, the Cochran Brothers. First incorporated on September 16, 1949 as Indian Rocks Beach, South Shore, the name was changed to the Town of Indian Shores on August 14, 1973.

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