Nestled along the shore of Biscayne Bay five miles south of Miami is the community of Coconut Grove. Founded in the 1870s, it sits atop a limestone ridge and still has a sizeable hardwood hammock (tropical forest). The location, the shade, and the availability of fresh water were certainly a lure to early settlers. One early settler it attracted was John Thomas 'Jolly Jack" Peacock, who lived in the bight which was named after him as 'Jack's Bight."
"The Peacock Inn: South Florida's First Hotel,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 91:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol91/iss2/3