Culebra, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of Culebra family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Municipality of Culebra
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History[edit | edit source]

Culebra is actually an island-municipality of Puerto Rico and geographically part of the Spanish Virgin Islands. It is located approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland.

It is thought that the island of Culebra was first visited by Christopher Columbus as the first European.

The island was abandoned for Centuries and was a refuge for pirates. In 1881, Culebra was settled by the Spanish, who helped set up land lots and helped develop farming and cattle raising.

Culebra was declared an independent island municipality in 1917. The U.S. Navy briefly used the area to prepare soldiers for WWII.

According to the 2010 Census, the population of Culebra is 1,818. [1]

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Census Records[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Culebra, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/23/20.