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

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"To the Past..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Glenn Sheffield, June 3, 2012
1. "To the Past..." Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated on this
200th Anniversary
In honor of those
Intrepid Hellenes
who came to the New World in 1768
as settlers of the historic
New Smyrna Colony of Florida
By Americans proud of their
Hellenic heritage
who cherish their participation
in the great ideals
of democracy and freedom
as embodied in our
American way of life
so that generations yet unborn
may fulfill the hopes
engendered by these
priceless legacies

Presented by the
Order of AHEPA
American Hellenic Educational
Progressive Association
May 4, 1968

 
Erected 1968 by the Order of AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association).
 
Location. 29° 1.614′ N, 80° 55.361′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on Sams Avenue north of Julia Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is across from City Hall on the grounds of Old Fort Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Andrew Turnbull (within shouting distance of this marker);
"To the Past..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Glenn Sheffield, June 3, 2012
2. "To the Past..." Marker
Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna (about 300 feet away); Old St. Rita Colored Mission Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coronado Beach House (approx. 2 miles away); Hotel Inlet Terrace (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jesse Linzy (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
 
More about this marker. The marker is a rectangular metal plaque mounted on a boulder of coquina. It sits along the western edge of Old Fort Park under a cluster of oak trees and facing the street. The marker sits within the nationally designated New Smyrna Beach Historic District.

The marker is capped with the emblem of the AHEPA.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 7, 2016.
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