“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)

The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 21, 2014
1. The Three Chimneys Marker
Inscription.  The Three Chimneys, originally known as the Swamp Settlement, was a British period sugar plantation established c. 1768 on a portion of 20,000 acres granted by King George III in 1764 to Richard Oswald (1700-1784), a wealthy and influential Scottish merchant. The Swamp Settlement covered 300 acres. This site was the first successful and the oldest British sugar plantation of its kind in North America. The sugar making facility consisted of a long brick structure containing four separate furnaces feeding two chimneys which disappeared long ago. These ruins were restored in 2007. The rum distillery had two furnaces feeding one chimney which stood until 1997. Mr. Richard Oswald went on to serve as the British representative for the Treaty of Paris in 1783 which ended the Revolutionary War. He helped obtain treaty terms favorable to the United States of America, including the establishment of the Mississippi River as its western boundary.
A Florida Heritage Landmark

Erected 2008 by The Ormond Beach Historical Society, Inc. and the Florida Department of State. (Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
Location. 29° 16.727′ N, 81° 4.537′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on Granada Boulevard (State Road 40) 0.1 miles east of North Old Kings Road, on the right when traveling west. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Three Chimneys (a few steps from this marker); Old Kings Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate States of America Veterans at Rest Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Veterans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lincoln Avenue Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Hundred Years Ago (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph Downing Price (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Andrew Bostrom (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
The Three Chimneys Excavation Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 21, 2014
2. The Three Chimneys Excavation Area
Photo taken from the marker looking northeast.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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