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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Old Kings Road

 
 
The Old Kings Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2011
1. The Old Kings Road Marker
Inscription. Crossed north to south near this site. This road was constructed from 1763-1773 by the English, connecting St. Augustine north to St. Mary's River and south to New Smyrna, Florida. First originated as an Indian trail, and later improved by the Spanish. Subsequently the industrious British improved the road to serve the East Coast plantations. The U.S. Army improved the Old Kings Road after 1827.

This marker erected by the Kiwanis Club of Daytona Beach in 1976 in honor of the Nation's Bicentennial

 
Erected 1976 by the Kiwanis Club of Daytona Beach.
 
Location. 29° 12.026′ N, 81° 2.857′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on West International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92) west of White Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is in front of the campus of Daytona State College, just east of the school's main entrance off U.S. 92. Marker is in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Halifax Lodge No. 81 (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Church of Christ, Scientist
The Old Kings Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2011
2. The Old Kings Road Marker
Beyond is the entrance to Daytona State College
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Jessup's Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); S. H. Kress and Co. Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ivey's Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Merchants Bank Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); United States Post Office (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission logo.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
The Old Kings Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2011
3. The Old Kings Road Marker
Seen along U.S. 92. The tower in the center background is the entrance to the Daytona Highlands subdivision, and was built during the Florida land boom of the 1920s.
Section of King's Road image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 21, 2006
4. Section of King's Road
One of the last remaining unpaved or modernized stretches of the original King's Road. Located in northern Volusia County, it had been by-passed by a wider, straighter modern highway.
 
 
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