Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ormond Indian Burial Mound
The Ormond Mound was constructed by the prehistoric people of this area sometime after A.D. 800. The skeletal remains of more than 125 early native Americans are buried in this sand burial mound. Interring bodies in earthen mounds was a common burial practice in the late pre-historic period. The bones of most of the deceased were “bundled” and buried during special ceremonies. As more bodies were buried and covered with layers of sand, the mound grew over time. The mound is preserved as one of the finest and most intact burial mounds in Florida through the efforts of the community that worked to save this site in 1982.
Erected by City of Ormond Beach and Ormond Beach Historical Trust Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans.
Location. 29° 16.813′ N, 81° 3.192′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Beach Street and Mound Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ormond Beach FL 32174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Andrew Bostrom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Downing Price (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ormond Men (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Christian Marriage In North America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); All Veterans (approx. half a mile away); Anderson-Price Memorial Library (approx. half a mile away); Ormond Yacht Club (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.