The vast amount of Indian artifacts that have been found or recovered on Innerarity Point and Ono Island suggests that indian civilizations used to thrive there – dating as far back as 1,000 years ago, long before Spanish exploration began.
Fun Facts! September 9, 2011
Ono Island has previously been known as “Goat Island” or “George Kee’s Island”. George Kee, a caretaker for land belonging to Fred Scott (Mr. Scott was one of the original land developers in the Perdido Key area and is believed to have owned all of Ono Island at one time) brought in goats and allowed them to roam free until there was an estimated 2,000 (yes, two thousand) goats on the island, plus the wild hogs that Kee allowed anyone to shoot for food. At that time, the island was uninhabited except a small house Kee occupied that he built himself.