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

Mount Oswald Plantation

Mount Oswald Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
1. Mount Oswald Plantation Marker
Inscription.  In 1766 Richard Oswald acquired 20,000 acres of land along the Halifax and Tomoka rivers from the British government. On this grant was established Mount Oswald Plantation which was located on this site, and produced indigo, rice, timber, molasses, rum, sugar and oranges. In 1785, after the British exodus from Florida, Mount Oswald was abandoned. Oswald's major contribution to history was his participation in the preliminary peace negotiations at the end of the American Revolution. He was a signer of the preliminary peace treaty for the British, and his American counterparts were Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, John Adams and Henry Laurens. Oswald has been given the credit and the blame for negotiating a peace so favorable to the United States.
Erected by Volusia County Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
Location. 29° 21.267′ 
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N, 81° 5.417′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. This marker is west 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. Marker is about 50 feet west of the road, and about 100 feet north of a picnic shelter/restroom building. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Timucua (within shouting distance of this marker); Nocoroco (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomoka Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); First Christian Marriage In North America (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .  Tomoka State Park. Describes the park in which this monument is located. (Submitted on August 2, 2009.) 
Mount Oswald Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
2. Mount Oswald Plantation Marker
Mount Oswald Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
3. Mount Oswald Plantation Marker
View of marker looking North. Tomoka River can be glimpsed through the trees.
Mount Oswald Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2009
4. Mount Oswald Plantation Marker
View of marker looking South.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2009. This page has been viewed 2,594 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2009. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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