“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)


Nocoroco Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
1. Nocoroco Marker
Inscription. On this site was the Timucua Indian village of Nocoroco. It was mentioned in the report of Alvaro Mexia's expedition down the Florida east coast in 1605. It was the first Indian village south of St. Augustine noted by Mexia. The site was used during the British Occupation of Florida (1763-83) and probably remained under cultivation until the Seminole Wars (1835-42).
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-52.)
Location. 29° 21.25′ N, 81° 5.383′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Beach Street, in the median. Click for map. This marker is on the interior of a loop at the northernmost point (dead end) of the main road inside Tomoka State Park. From the park entrance (2099 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL) follow the main park road north to its end. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach FL 32174, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Oswald Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Ormond (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Ormond Garage (approx.
View at Nocoroco Marker looking North image. Click for full size.
2. View at Nocoroco Marker looking North
5.2 miles away); Ormond Fire House (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Three Chimneys (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Three Chimneys (approx. 5.3 miles away); Merci Box Car (approx. 8.2 miles away); United States Post Office (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ormond Beach.
Regarding Nocoroco. A handout provided by the Park indicates Nocoroco was inhabited by the Middle Archaic peoples as early as 5000 B.C. It was an excellent site for a village because of the fish and shellfish found in the lagoons on either side of the peninsula on which the village was built.
Also see . . .  Tomoka State Park web site. (Submitted on July 29, 2009.)
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
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