This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.
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- Useppa Island, FL
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- 26.6621188, -82.21282150000002
- Lee County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Pineland, FL (3.7 mi.)
Bokeelia, FL (4.5 mi.)
Pine Island Center, FL (6.7 mi.)
Matlacha, FL (9.0 mi.)
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, FL (9.6 mi.)
Captiva, FL (9.8 mi.)
Burnt Store Marina, FL (12.3 mi.)
Saint James City, FL (14.1 mi.)
Rotonda, FL (16.0 mi.)
Punta Rassa, FL (17.3 mi.)
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