Amelia Island Florida

Amelia Island – Most Fought Over Island in History, but Great Florida Road Trip Today!

The beauty and security of the island is why the privateer, supposedly working for the Mexican government, but actually a pirate, Louis-Michel Aury ruled the island for a period in the early 1800’s until turning it over to Americans in 1817. While the newly formed country of the United States was interested in controlling all of Florida, the Spanish laid claim to the land between the Atlantic Ocean to near New Orleans collectively then known then as Florida.

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