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The Original Conchs

As evidenced by our wonderful Bahama village, many of Key West’s residents were immigrants from the Bahamans, who were known as Conchs after arriving in the 1830s. Many of these Bahamian immigrants were actually the offspring of many Loyalists who had fled to areas governed by the British Crown during the American Revolution. So the original meaning of calling someone a Conch is that they are of European ancestry who immigrated from the Bahamas.

 

 

Bahama Village in Key West

Bahama Village in Key West

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