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#Geiger Key is an island in the lower #Florida Keys about 5 miles east of Key West. It is part of the census-designated place of Big Coppitt Key, Florida.
It was named after the Geiger tree, which in turn was named by John James #Audubon for Captain Geiger. Captain Geiger was a successful #Key West wrecker with whom Audubon lived during his 1832 stay in the keys. A.D. Bache, in the notes for his Coast Survey conducted in 1861 says of the key: "Geiger's Key is 2 miles long and 1-mile wide. It was in good cultivation in 1855, and was then inhabited by an industrious German, from whom it derived its name."
November 22nd, 2013
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