Casey Key is an amazing little island, located in the Sarasota County, Florida. If you want to find it, you just need to go out of the small town of Nokomis, and you will be welcome by the gorgeous white sands and crystal blue waters. It is an image that many would consider as being paradise here on earth. The beauty of this island is that very few people actually live on it. It is believed that their number is less than 400. Although many people come to visit Casey Island, there are no hotels or modern resorts on the island. Still, this doesn’t keep people from coming here and enjoying the beauty if the island.
Even though it is one of the most appreciated and beautiful islands in the area, not very much are known about its history. There aren’t any clear facts pointing towards how this island got its name, but there is a belief that the name comes from Captain John Charles Casey, for whom Fort Casey was established in 1850, on the so-called Giuseppe Island in Charlotte Harbor. The Captain and his troops unrolled activities in the area for quite a while, reaching Sarasota as well. But the connection between Captain Casey and the name of the island remains unknown even in present days, being buried deep within the shadows of history. There as an attempt at some point in our modern times to rename the island as Treasure Island, with the purpose of giving it more glamour, but the attempt fail, to the joy of the locals and people who appreciate this island as it is.
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