New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The community of Eldora typified development in Florida in the late 19th century, characterized by small settlements along waterways. Though little remains today of its original buildings, Eldora was once large enough to warrant a post office and small school. Between 1877 and 1900 as many as 100 people, including landowners, grove workers, property caretakers, and their families, lived in the Eldora area.
For centuries Pumpkin Point, as the Eldora area is called, has been popular for clamming, fishing, and crabbing. Evidence of systematic food gathering and preparation by prehistoric Timucuan people underlies the Eldora site. Today a public dock at the end of this trail provides fishing and crabbing opportunities.
Trail to Eldora
A level walk of about 250 yards on this sand trail will take you to the center of the historic village site of Eldora. Expect to encounter mosquitoes along the way. Access is only by foot or bicycle from this point. Please obey all Florida saltwater fishing regulations, and keep the area clean.
Caption Eldora’s “State House” (right),
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 28° 54.53′ N, 80° 49.255′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Atlantic Avenue, 2 miles south of Trout Avenue. The marker is within the Cape Canaveral National Seashore Park, on the Eldora House grounds and approximately 250 yards west of #6 parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7611 S Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eldora House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eldora Village (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Gateway to the Stars (approx. 1.3 miles away); Turtle Mound (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Mound Builders (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Caretakers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Preserving the Mound (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mounds of Evidence (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.