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

The Mound Builders

Canaveral National Seashore

 
 
The Mound Builders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 23, 1996
1. The Mound Builders Marker
Inscription. Turtle Mound is an Indian midden-a heap of discarded shells accumulated over 600 years. A short boardwalk trail leads to the summit of the mound. Along the way, trailside signs explain the life-style of the Timucuan Indians. The Timucuan people inhabited this area living on the abundant marine resources of Mosquito Lagoon. The successive layers of shells are a record of the Timucuan culture. Please help preserve the archaeological history of the mound by staying on the boardwalk and leaving all natural and historic features as they are.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 28° 55.824′ N, 80° 49.542′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Atlantic Avenue (State Road A1A) 0.9 miles north of River Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The mounds are on the grounds of the Canaveral National Seashore and administered by the National Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7600 S Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach FL 32169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gabordy Canal (approx. 7.3 miles away); Coronado Beach House (approx.
Boardwalk to Turtle Mound image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 23, 1996
2. Boardwalk to Turtle Mound
7.6 miles away); Site of Old Stone Wharf (approx. 8.3 miles away); The New Smyrna Odyssey (approx. 8.7 miles away); Turnbull Canal (approx. 8.8 miles away); 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna (approx. 8.9 miles away); Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats (approx. 8.9 miles away); Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Turtle Mound. Wikipedia (Submitted on December 5, 2016.) 

2. Canaveral National Seashore. National Park Service (Submitted on December 5, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Armadillo near the boardwalk image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 23, 1996
3. Armadillo near the boardwalk
Canaveral National Seashore image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 23, 1996
4. Canaveral National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 23, 1996
5. Canaveral National Seashore
Sign at the entrance to Canaveral National Seashore image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 23, 1996
6. Sign at the entrance to Canaveral National Seashore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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