From the Collier County Museum ( One of the oldest place names on the Gulf coast, it first appeared on a 1771 chart of Florida as Caxymbas Espanolas. Derived from the Arawak Indian word casimba or cacimba, meaning a hole dug along the shore to find drinking water.

Other interesting facts about Caxambas:
It is the highest point in Southwest Florida at 52 feet
Here are the ruins of the Pineapple Plantation house built in 1877

Photo Gallery of the History of Marco Island

The History of Marco Island

Historical Markers of Marco Island


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