City of Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida and was founded around 300 CE. The Island draws much attention from visitors due to its name. The story behind how Treasure Island got its name is a unique one for sure. Early in the 20th century, property owners claimed to have found wooden chests filled with treasure buried in their yards. News of the discoveries quickly spread and people began calling the island Treasure Island. It turns out that the story about the hidden treasure chests was a complete farce. The chests were actually buried by the property owners themselves and were uncovered by them in order to make people believe there was treasure to be found on the island. This was all part of a scheme to boost sales of properties being developed on the island at time. Whether the Island contains chests full of treasure is still unknown, but there is no mistaking this little gem of land!