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

To the Past...

To the Present...

 

— To the Future... —

 
"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).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
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
"To the Past..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Glenn Sheffield, June 3, 2012
2. "To the Past..." Marker
south. Marker is across from City Hall on the grounds of Old Fort Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Andrew Turnbull (within shouting distance of this 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); Emory L. Bennett Park (about 400 feet away); New Smyrna Museum Of History (about 500 feet away); Turnbull Canal (about 700 feet away); The New Smyrna Odyssey (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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