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Port Orange in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida Hammock Trail

 
 
Florida Hammock Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
1. Florida Hammock Trail Marker
Inscription. This trail leads through hammock land. The word hammock was an Indian term. This is the way the land looked when it was the free domain of the Indians, the home of wildlife and birds.

The land had to be cleared to plant crops, build shelters and roads. The best roads were no more than trails. For that reason, all supplies and mail were brought in by boat. Everything produced for market, such as sugar from Dunlawton Plantation had to be shipped by boat until the railroads appeared in the 1800's and the interior of Florida was opened.
 
Location. 29° 8.503′ N, 81° 0.464′ W. Marker is in Port Orange, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Old Sugar Mill Road east of Herbert Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange FL 32129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Sugar Cane Machinery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bongoland (within shouting distance of this marker); Destruction of Dunlawton Plantation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Oak
Florida Hammock Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
2. Florida Hammock Trail Marker
(about 500 feet away); Battle of Dunlawton Plantation (about 600 feet away); Spanish Mills and Bongoland (about 600 feet away); Dunlawton's Building Blocks (about 600 feet away); Living on the Edge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Orange.
 
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The Florida Hammock Trail at the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 13, 2010
3. The Florida Hammock Trail at the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens
The Halifax River at Port Orange image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2011
4. The Halifax River at Port Orange
Shipments via boat would have sailed from this body of water.
 
 
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