"jupiter island" Jupiter Island by doug48

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jupiter island

jupiter island is a town located near hobe sound in martin county. jupiter island was originially inhabited by native americans over 5,000 years ago. the first european visitor to jupiter island was juan ponce de leon in 1513. johnathon dickinson and his party shipwrecked on jupiter island in 1696. in 1865 confederate secretary of war john c. breckinridge escaped to cuba from jupiter island. in 1885 a group of investors bought jupiter island and established a cocoanut and pineapple plantation on the island. the town of jupiter island was incorporated in 1953. today jupiter island is one of the wealthest towns in the united states. jupiter island is home to professional golfers gary player and nick price, and singers alan jackson, and celine dion. much of the island is inaccessible to the tourist with the exceptions of jupiter lighthouse park, coral cove park, and blowing rocks park.

  • Last visit to Jupiter Island: Oct 2012
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