“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)


Nocoroco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 20, 2017
1. Nocoroco Marker
After restoration.
Inscription.  On this site was the Timucua Indian village of Nocoroco. It was mentioned in the report of Alvaro Mexia's expedition down the Florida east coast in 1605. It was the first Indian village south of St. Augustine noted by Mexia. The site was used during the British Occupation of Florida (1763-83) and probably remained under cultivation until the Seminole Wars (1835-42).
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-52.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1605.
Location. 29° 21.25′ N, 81° 5.383′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Beach Street, in the median. This marker is on the interior of a loop at the northernmost point (dead end) of the main road inside Tomoka State Park. From the park entrance (2099 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL) follow the main park road north to its end. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach FL 32174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
Nocoroco Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 20, 2017
2. Nocoroco Marker looking north
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Oswald Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Dummitt Plantation Mill Ruins (approx. one mile away); World War II Coastal Watch Tower (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old King's Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ormond Tomb (approx. 3.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ormond Yacht Club (approx. 5 miles away); Anderson-Price Memorial Library (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
Regarding Nocoroco. A handout provided by the Park indicates Nocoroco was inhabited by the Middle Archaic peoples as early as 5000 B.C. It was an excellent site for a village because of the fish and shellfish found in the lagoons on either side of the peninsula on which the village was built.
Also see . . .  Tomoka State Park web site. (Submitted on July 29, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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