6 Lost Treasures Never Found in Florida

Yes, it’s Treasure Tuesday again. That means a few stories of buried treasure that’s never been found. I wonder just how much gold and other loot is really out there.

I saw a guy in the water with a metal detector this weekend. I couldn’t help but watch to see if he came up with some 300 year old Spanish gold. He came up empty this time, but maybe some day. The treasure is out there, it just needs to be stumbled upon by modern day pirates like you.

6 Stories of Buried Treasure in Florida

• The members of the Ashley gang were notorious bank robbers who terrorized the citizens of Florida, during the early part of the 20th century. They succeeded in stealing over $100,000 in cash and it is believed buried near their headquarters. This was near Canal Point at the southern tip of Lake Okeechobee. All the members of the gang were shot to death, but their loot has never been found.

• DeLeon Springs is the location of a treasure chest lost by unknown persons. In the 1890’s, a chest was seen on the bottom of Ponce deLeon Springs. It soon fell into one of the submerged caves and could not be recovered. The chest has eluded divers ever since.

• Three silver church bells were buried by Spanish padres in 1586, somewhere in the present city park area of St. Augustine, to keep them from Sir Francis Drake. The padres were killed, and the location of the silver bells lost.

• In 1702-1704, the British, under Governor James Moore of Carolina, raid Spanish settlements including a 52-day siege of St. Augustine. The town is captured, but the fort is not. Many of the people buried their valuables, and were later killed.

• In 1894, a merchant named Richard Crowe died in St. Augustine, leaving a will stating he buried $60,000 in gold coins on his property. Searchers were unable to locate the treasure.

• A Spaniard named Don Felipe, is known to have buried the family silver, along with a large amount of gold coins, on his plantation during the Seminole war before he was killed by Indians. Located 2 miles NW of Ocala.

By |2016-12-27T07:52:58-04:00May 25th, 2010|Pirates|22 Comments

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  1. will May 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I’ll find deleon’s chest even if it’s the last thing I do. I might be only 12 but I will find it.

  2. will May 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I\’ll find deleon\’s chest even if it\’s the last thing I do. I might be only 12 but I will find it.

  3. will May 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I\\\’ll find deleon\\\’s chest even if it\\\’s the last thing I do. I might be only 12 but I will find it.

  4. amanda July 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    ill find one of these. watch me!

  5. adam April 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Don`t forget Gasparillo`s treasure. Worth $30,000,000.

  6. Jack November 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    That treasure would look nice in my shop

  7. Elia November 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Don’t forget the gold from Nuestra
    Señora de Santa Maria found by
    Charles Pierce in 1876

  8. Elia November 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    hope I find the gold! Imagine!

  9. Elia November 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    good luck to Will!

  10. gerald December 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    i have an idea about were don felipe money could be buried i live about 14 miles from it

  11. patrick February 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Its so cool to run across sites like this, ive been researching the st augustine bells treasure for a little over a decade now. feels just like the movies , every time I think I’m getting close I keep getting further.

  12. Capt. Chris April 17, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Good luck to us all…..lil billy you never give up……..liveaboard sailboat in the fl.keys scuba and underwater metal detector. …..arrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!the loot will be ours

  13. Capt. Chris April 17, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Mr Richard Crowe may have owned more than one property. ……

  14. Christian November 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    If you find Ponce De Leon’s treasure its rightfully mine I’m his relative

  15. keith damien benczi January 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I will use witchcraft and the stars. Its my destined. Keith D Benczi

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  17. Randall April 30, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    one of these has already been found. arrrr

  18. Zachary Tyler santiago June 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Hey I found the treasure not a lie I thank god for this and letting me find the treasure I am still so happy and so grateful that I am alive

  19. Zachary Tyler santiago June 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    And it’s mine and Christian it’s not yours liar mine hahahaha

  20. clay davis October 1, 2017 at 3:03 am

    I am pretty sure my grandfather was the one that found the gold & silver loot that was NW of Ocala. He was exactly 2 miles NW of Ocala and found a small loot of old gold and silver coins while plowing his field one day. Had to hear my mother tell the same story over and over a million times.

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  22. bre November 5, 2017 at 11:12 am

    were is it

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