I am in Orlando at a conference, staying at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, and I've been trying to figure out how the word "shingle" fits in. Of course, I think of what roofs are made of. However, I see that shingles can also be a mass of small rounded pebbles found on a seashore. That still doesn't fit really because there's no body of water in Orlando. I think I'll have to ask - probably the owner is named Jeff Shingle or something.
Shingle Creek is a small waterway in central Florida that is generally considered to be the northernmost headwaters of the Everglades watershed. It is named after the cypress trees that lined the bank in the late 19th century, which were used to make wood shingles. The stream and surrounding areas are protected wetlands.
YMMV, as their is no citation for that assertions, but it works for me. You might call the local library and ask a reference librarian.
Isn't that the ancient Hebrew name of their god? As for reference librarians, I'm married to one, and she's always asking ME things! Stuff like, "Did you mow the back yard? " "Did you ad salt to the water softener" "Did you walk the dogs?" etc...
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In the early 1800s settlers would log cypress trees down the creek and use them to make shingles for the roofs of the settlers’ homes. Thus, the settlers gave the creek its name “Shingle Creek.” One of the first settlements in the region was called Shingle Creek and was located east of the Shingle Creek waterway. Shingle Creek is known as the headwaters to the Florida Everglades. In 1840, a trading post opened near Shingle Mill at the low water crossing point on Shingle Creek, which is a stone’s throw away from the hotel. It is Rosen Shingle Creek’s intent to bring back the old Florida Frontier.
Yes, I did know about the Shingle Creek reference (maybe found out after I posted this), but then of course it would be the same question - why Shingle Creek? So thank you both, Tinman and Z, for that answer.
I also learned from this question how the term "shingles" came to be used for a herpes zoster affliction. They look like little pebbles .