There are two primary answers to the question, "How did Indian Rocks Beach get it's name?"
According to the Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum.
The origin of the name “Indian Rocks” is shrouded in the mists of time…The more colorful answer lies in the healing legend of the Native American Indian Chief Chic-a-Si.
This legend tells a story that Chief Chic-a-Si was near death from an illness. It was recommended that he be taken to a healing sulfur spring that is now Kolb Park.
Map to Kolb Park, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
After drinking water from this spring, Chief Chic-a-Si regained his strength.
The other story of how Indian Rocks Beach got its name is also attributed to Native Americans.
In the second legend, Native Americans crossed from the mainland to fish in the Gulf of Mexico, they used pathways of protruding rocks to gain access to the Gulf.
Both of these stories are legend and neither has been accurately documented but aren’t we grateful for this little island we call Indian Rocks Beach?