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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.)
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. Touch for map. 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. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Oswald Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Coastal Watch Tower
Nocoroco Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 20, 2017
2. Nocoroco Marker looking north
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Ormond Tomb (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hotel Ormond (approx. 5.1 miles away); Joseph Downing Price (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Casements (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Ormond Garage (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Andrew Bostrom (approx. 5.2 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 28 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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