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By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
Historic Jim Crow Section Marker (Reverse Side)
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — "Historic Jim Crow Section" — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jim Crow was not the name of a person, yet the name "Jim Crow" affected the lives of millions of people. From the 1880’s into the 1960's, a majority of American states enforced segregation through Jim Crow laws (so called after a black character in . . . — Map (db m105863) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 38th Running Daytona 500 — 1996 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
1996 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Jarrett #88 — Map (db m108452) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 39th Running Daytona 500 — 1997 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
1997 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108448) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 40th Running Daytona 500 — 1998 — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt #3 — Map (db m108445) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 41st Running Daytona 500 — 1999 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
1999 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108451) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 42nd Running Daytona 500 — 2000 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2000 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Jarrett #88 — Map (db m108434) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 43rd Running Daytona 500 — 2001 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2001 Daytona 500 Champion Michael Waltrip #15 — Map (db m108433) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 44th Running Daytona 500 — 2002 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2002 Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton #22 — Map (db m108450) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 45th Running Daytona 500 — 2003 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2003 Daytona 500 Champion Michael Waltrip #15 — Map (db m108449) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 46th Running Daytona 500 — 2004 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2004 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr #8 — Map (db m108447) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 47th Running Daytona 500 — 2005 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2005 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108552) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 48th Running Daytona 500 — 2006 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2006 Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson #48 — Map (db m108444) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 49th Running Daytona 500 — 2007 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2007 Daytona 500 Champion Kevin Harvick #29 — Map (db m108443) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 50th Running Daytona 500 — 2008 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman #12 — Map (db m108442) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 51st Running Daytona 500 — 2009 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2009 Daytona 500 Champion Matt Kenseth #17 — Map (db m108441) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 52nd Running Daytona 500 — 2010 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray #17 — Map (db m108440) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 53rd Running Daytona 500 — 2011 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2011 Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne #21 — Map (db m108439) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 54th Running Daytona 500 — 2012 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2012 Daytona 500 Champion Matt Kenseth #17 — Map (db m108438) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 55th Running Daytona 500 — 2013 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2013 Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson #48 — Map (db m108437) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 56th Running Daytona 500 — 2014 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2014 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 — Map (db m108436) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 57th Running Daytona 500 — 2015 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2015 Daytona 500 Champion Joey Lagano #22 — Map (db m108435) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 58th Running Daytona 500 — 2016 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2016 Daytona 500 Champion Denny Hamlin #11 — Map (db m108432) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 59th Running Daytona 500 — 2017 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame
2017 Daytona 500 Champion Kurt Busch #41 — Map (db m108431) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — A Gifted Athlete — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jackie Robinson excelled as an all-round athlete. He demonstrated exceptional athletic ability from an early age, combined with a fierce competitive nature and a will to win.

Some have called Jackie Robinson the greatest American athlete, . . . — Map (db m108553) HM

Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Althea Gibson — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum

Althea Gibson overcame unbelievable odds to achieve international acclaim and success. Her journey from the violent streets of Harlem to the royal courts of Wimbledon reveals strength of character and her remarkable composure in the face of . . . — Map (db m105789) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Baseball Legend — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
As a gifted UCLA athlete, Jackie Robinson played in all four of the so called major sports. Ironically, he was a star in all except baseball, and yet baseball was the sport that would immortalize him. In 1945, Jackie Robinson played his rookie . . . — Map (db m108472) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Betty Jane France — NASCAR Matriarch and Philanthropist
Dedicated to a champion of Women's and Children's Health As the founder of our state-of-the-art children's center, Speediatrics, we are proud to honor and pay tribute to an icon of our community Betty Jane France. This statue assures . . . — Map (db m107397) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
In 1945, Jackie Robinson was a Negro League standout in his rookie year with the Kansas City Monarchs, batting .387. While Jackie excelled in the field and base paths he was not considered the best compared to such renowned players as Satchel Paige . . . — Map (db m108473) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Civil Rights Pioneer — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jackie Robinson, A Man Most Noted For His Athletic Skills, As A True Pioneer For Civil Rights In America. While In The Army He Was Court-Martialed For Refusing To Move To The Back Of A Bus In Fort Hood, Texas. He Won Acquittal On All Charges. After . . . — Map (db m108481) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Confederate Memorial — 1861        1961
Given in loving memory of our Confederate dead by the Southern citizens of Daytona Beach Sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 1955Map (db m46876) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Confederate Veterans
(first plaque) In honor of each Confederate Veteran, known and unknown, buried in East Volusia County Jasper J. Allman • Jesse Bennett • Simmons Bennett • Z. H. Bennett • Jackson D. Brooke • Rufus D. Brooke • Wm. W. Carter • . . . — Map (db m46909) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Dale Earnhardt — NASCAR Champion — Daytona International Speedway
Dale Earnhardt All Time Victory Leader At Daytona 34 Wins — Map (db m106980) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Daytona International Speedway
Known as the ”World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway was founded by Bill France Sr. and officially opened its doors in 1959 for the inaugural DAYTONA 500. Thanks to the $400 million redevelopment project dabbed . . . — Map (db m124813) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts — January 20, 1929 July 2, 1964
He brought to stock car racing a freshness, distinction, a championship quality that surpassed the rewards collected by the checkered flag. Florida Sportswriters’ Award for the most outstanding athlete, 1958 Voted NASCAR's Most Popular . . . — Map (db m107367) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Early Beginnings — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper. In 1920, Jack's father, Jerry, abandoned his wife, Mallie, and their five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and . . . — Map (db m108480) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Exceptional Athletic Ability — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Exceptional Athletic Ability, A Fierce Competitive Nature And A Will To Win. It Has Been Suggested That Jackie Robinson Could Have Mastered Any Game. As A Student At UCLA, Jackie Robinson Became The First Athlete To Win . . . — Map (db m108471) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — First Church of Christ, Scientist
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m35997) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — First Spring Training — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
As Billy Rowe, Chief Photographer For The Pittsburg Courier And Constant Companion During The Robinson’s First Spring Training Related: “When The Royals Were Playing In (Sanford) Florida, Robinson Got A Hit, Stole Second, Went To Third On A . . . — Map (db m108474) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Halifax Lodge No. 81
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m50824) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Hall Of Famer — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jackie Robinson started his Major League rookie season at the age of 28 and played 10 seasons from 1947 to 1956. He played in six World Series and is credited with winning the 1955 World Series for the Dodgers. Robinson was named the sport's first . . . — Map (db m108479) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Ivey's Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m44240) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson
This statue was dedicated September 15, 1990 by Rachel Robinson Formally known as City Island Ball Park, this is the site of the first racially integrated spring training game which was played on March 17, 1946 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and . . . — Map (db m105716) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
On Thursday February 28, 1946, two weeks after their marriage, Rachel and Jackie boarded an American Airlines propeller flight from Los Angeles to Daytona Beach. The flight’s first stop was at New Orleans and arrived on Friday March 1st about 7:00 . . . — Map (db m108478) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the first African-American to break the modern day Major League Baseball color barrier. His extraordinary baseball skills, appealing personality, intelligence and courage, contributed to make this significant . . . — Map (db m105750) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Site of the first racially integrated professional baseball game in modern history March 17, 1946 Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, a member of the International League’s Montreal Royals, integrated professional baseball by playing in a spring . . . — Map (db m105744) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
May 7, 1938 Pasadena Junior College Jackie Robinson established a National Junior College record in long jump with a jump of 25 Feet 6½ inches — Map (db m105871) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson Memorial — Riverwalk And Ball Park Museum
The City Of Daytona Beach In Sincere Appreciation Recognizes The Following Major Contributions For The Jackie Robinson Riverwalk And Ball Park Museum: County Of Volusia ECHO Grant Program The Department Of State Division Of . . . — Map (db m108857) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
“When I got home, I felt as though I had won some kind of victory. I had a new opinion of the people in the town (Daytona Beach). I knew of course, that everyone wasn’t pulling for me to make good, but I was sure that the whole world wasn’t . . . — Map (db m108475)
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jessup's Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m44188) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Mary McLeod Bethune — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Just as carefully as Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson, he chose Daytona Beach as the site for his "noble experiment.” Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College was born July 10, 1875, in Maysville, South Carolina. She was . . . — Map (db m106464) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 86000025 — Merchants Bank Building — Halifax Historical Museum
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m34919) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Persian Gulf War Memorial
The Desert Storm Support Group of the Halifax Area proudly honor our men and women who served with pride in the Persian Gulf War January 16, 1991 - February 27, 1991 — Map (db m50563) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Rachel Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Rachel Isum and Jack Roosevelt Robinson met in 1941, when she was a freshman-nursing student and he a senior and star athlete at the University of California, Los Angeles. They became engaged as Jackie went into the Army as a private and left as a . . . — Map (db m106202) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
To the memory of the known Revolutionary Soldiers who removed to Florida Evan Andress • John Bessent • John Brown • Henry Edwards • John Fletcher • William Gay • Zachariah Gherkins • Morton Gray • James Hall • Joab Horne • Amos Latham • John Liles . . . — Map (db m46877) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Roberto Clemente — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Roberto Clemente Walker Was One Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever To Play Right Field. His Pride And Humanitarianism Won Him Universal Admiration. Despite An Unorthodox Batting Style, The Pirates’ Great Won Four Batting Crowns And Amassed 3,000 . . . — Map (db m105773) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 83001442 — S. H. Kress and Co. Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m34573) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Shirley Chisholm — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
In 1968, Shirley Anita Chisholm, known as “Fighting Shirley Chisholm”, a former educator and member of the New York State Assembly, became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Known for her incisive debating style . . . — Map (db m105812) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Sports Memories — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jackie Robinson excelled in all sports. On May 7, 1938, while at Pasadena Junior College, he set a National Junior College record in long jump with a jump of 25 feet 6½ inches. This record was previously held by Jackie’s older brother Mack, . . . — Map (db m108476) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — F-289 — St. Mary's Episcopal Church
The Florida frontier remained relatively empty until after the Civil War. During the late 1860's, both northerners and native southerners perceived great potential in Florida. Among the places they settled was Tomoka, which became Daytona in 1871. . . . — Map (db m34697) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The Old Kings Road
Crossed north to south near this site. This road was constructed from 1763-1773 by the English, connecting St. Augustine north to St. Mary's River and south to New Smyrna, Florida. First originated as an Indian trail, and later improved by the . . . — Map (db m45478) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 88000974 — United States Post Office
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m35885) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Valor
In memory of the sons and daughters of this community who served in the wars of their country ⋆   ⋆   ⋆ In grateful appreciation City of Daytona Beach Florida 1963 They have not sacrificed in vain as long as you remember . . . — Map (db m46842) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of our great country who helped preserve us a free nation — Map (db m106539) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Veterans Memorial — Daytona Memorial Park
Dedicated To Those Who Served Our Country United States Air Force Robert B. Dorsey · Francis J. Bousquet · Sal J. Devincenzo · Robert C. Kellerman · John J. Adazzio · James F. Bailey · Michael L. Myerson · Kenneth H. Wilson · William F. . . . — Map (db m107425) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe — Crusading Journalists — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Wendell Smith, (Sports Columnist) And Billy Rowe, (Photographer) Worked For The Pittsburgh Courier, Once The Country’s Most Widely Circulated Black Newspapers With A National Circulation Of Almost 200,000. The Courier Sought To Empower African . . . — Map (db m106505) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — William H. G. France & Anne Bledsoe France
A Tribute to the Founders of NASCAR and the Builders of Daytona International Speedway. — Map (db m106813) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Willie O’Ree — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
January 18, 1958, a strong, diligent athlete by the name of Willie O’Ree broke the color barrier in the National Hockey League. Playing with the Boston Bruins in Montreal, against the Canadians. Often referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of . . . — Map (db m106466) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — World War I Memorial — 1914        1918
To the honor and glory of the East Volusia County boys who gave their services and of those who gave their lives in the World War ⋆ Allston Dryer ⋆ Arthur Helm ⋆ Charles F. Hickman ⋆ James R. McConnell . . . — Map (db m46852) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeBary — F-155 — DeBary Hall / Florida Federation of Art, Inc.
DeBary HallBuilt in 1871 by Baron Frederick de Bary. Born 1815 in Germany of Belgian descent, de Bary came to New York in 1840 as agent for Mumm's Champagne. His estate of many hundred acres here in Florida was a hunting and fishing preserve . . . — Map (db m46164) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Bell #8 — "The Eloise Chimes" — 1915
This bell was part of a set of 11 chimes originally designed for a Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. Lincoln Hulley, Stetson University's second president, acquired the bells in 1915 and they were mounted in the cupola of Elizabeth Hall. When the . . . — Map (db m46817) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Circa 1883
This site has a long history with the "written word." On April 7, 1883, the first issue of the Orange Ridge Echo was printed here in a wood-frame building. This paper later became the Chronicle, which eventually became the Volusia . . . — Map (db m46137) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Circa 1885
In 1883 two young boys, Samuel Jordan and Wylie Swift, built a circular skating rink in a tent on this corner. It was a popular entertainment site when DeLand was little more than a pioneer village. Around 1885 this brick building was erected to . . . — Map (db m46204) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — DeLand Hall — Built 1884
The oldest building in Florida in continuous use for higher education and the first building on the Stetson University campus. Originally housed the library, chapel, classrooms, gymnasium and offices. Later used as women's residence, kindergarten, . . . — Map (db m45502) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — DeLand Municipal Airport — Sidney H. Taylor Field
Named In Honor Of Sidney H. Taylor, Attorney, For His Leadership In Retaining The Seat Of Volusia County Government At DeLand. — Map (db m106736) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
. . . — Map (db m106557) HM WM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Dreka Building — 1882
On this site in 1882 George A. Dreka built his 2-story department store that later was expanded to four floors to also hold the Carrolton Hotel. In the 1886 fire that consumed much of the town, blankets were hung from the balconies and kept wet by a . . . — Map (db m46128) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Dreka Theater — 1922
Imagine the front of this now-modern building with parapets, decorative geometric tiles, and elaborate curvilinear windows on the facade. At the center was an ornate kiosk ticket office, naming it for the popular department store adjacent to it, . . . — Map (db m50089) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Early Grocery Stores — circa 1897
Although there has been a structure on this site since at least 1885, this building was erected about 1897. From the late 19th to the middle 20th century, most of DeLand's grocery stores were located along Woodland Blvd. Bushnell, Cantrell, Conrad, . . . — Map (db m45708) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First Commercial Store — 1877
Capt. James B. Jordan came to DeLand in 1876. While serving in a North Carolina regiment during the civil war, Capt. Jordan was wounded and taken prisoner in July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. Following the war, he came to Florida and opened . . . — Map (db m46028) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First Movie House — circa 1907
Around 1907 V. Ward Gould and Arthur Voyle opened DeLand's first silent movie business here. With straight backed chairs for the audience and sheeting for a screen, they rigged up a projection booth and hired a pianist to furnish the music. The film . . . — Map (db m45540) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First Public Building — 1877
When Hettie Austin came to this community from Indiana in 1876, she immediately began roaming about in her "sad little mule-drawn cart" soliciting contributions for a Methodist Church. Henry DeLand convinced her that the greater need was for a . . . — Map (db m49946) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First United Methodist Church — 1883
The First United Methodist Church was established August 1, 1880. It was the first church organized in the new settlement of DeLand. Three years later, this building was completed for worship services. It was a simple frame structure with a bell in . . . — Map (db m45667) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Landis-Fish Building — 1905
In 1905 the Landis & Fish Law Firm erected a brick one-story Romanesque-style building on this site. As the firm grew, it was enlarged in 1925 to the two-story Federal structure you see today. Begun by Cary D. Landis and Bert Fish, the firm was . . . — Map (db m46032) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Miller-Fish Building — circa 1887
In this block, early settler Charles A Miller owned a hay & grain store, livery stable, and buggy & carriage shop. All fell to the flames of the 1886 fire. Miller was among the first to rebuild, erecting the two-story brick building you see today. . . . — Map (db m46050) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — St. John's Masonic Lodge — 1925
This building was the St. John's Masonic Lodge #7. The cornerstone, containing the membership rolls of the Masonic bodies in DeLand, was laid Sept. 14, 1925. Designed by local architects, Carpenter & Bent, the lower floor originally accommodated a . . . — Map (db m45669) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Athens Theatre — 1922
This historically significant landmark opened in 1922 as a silent film/vaudeville theatre. Once the entertainment centerpiece of the county, the Athens operated continuously for nearly seventy years, changing its programming over time as technology . . . — Map (db m46141) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The First Post Office — 1877
According to early sources, the first post office in DeLand was in the rear of the Jordan & Lancaster store on West Indiana Avenue somewhere "between Woodland Boulevard and Florida Avenue." Dr. G. W. Lancaster, DeLand's first druggist, was also the . . . — Map (db m45603) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Haven Block — Circa 1887
The three buildings called "The Haven Block" extend from 112 to 116 N. Woodland Blvd. These three Romanesque-style buildings have been home to countless businesses for over a century. In their early history was Haven's Hall on the second . . . — Map (db m45638) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Opera House — 1910
This corner was the site of DeLand's first newspaper, The Volusia County Herald, first published on May 10, 1877 by Henry DeLand. It was succeeded in 1878 by The Agriculturalist, edited by Col. C. C. Codrington, Gov. General of the . . . — Map (db m45727) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Woman's Club of DeLand — Established 1906
The Woman's Club of DeLand was organized in March 1906, and was incorporated on July 26 of that year with ninety-two charter members. Nearly from its inception club members wanted to have their own clubhouse. The organization purchased a lot on West . . . — Map (db m45507) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Volusia County Historic Courthouse — Built 1929
This landmark was built on property donated by the city's founder - Henry DeLand. It replaced the first Volusia County Courthouse, which was completed in 1894 and occupied until it was torn down in the 1920's to make way for its successor. In 1995, . . . — Map (db m46191) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Wilcox Saloon — 1886
"The Great Fire" occurred late at night on Sept. 27, 1886. It is thought to have started from a smouldering cigar igniting the sawdust on the floor of the Wilcox Saloon in this block. The buildings, constructed of pine, were instantly engulfed. The . . . — Map (db m50003) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLeon Springs — F-930 — DeLeon Springs Colored School
(side 1) African American families living in DeLeon Springs in the 1920s needed a better school. The Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was no longer adequate and classes moved to St. Joseph Lodge, but it also was too small. In . . . — Map (db m101681) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Enterprise — F-656 — Florida United Methodist Children's Home
The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home was established here in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage. Children come from situations of abuse, neglect, broken and dysfunctional families, abandonment and other troubling circumstances. This . . . — Map (db m93338) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Enterprise — The Raid on Enterprise: The Sugar Mill Raid
On March 16. 1864 Acting Ensign Sanborn, commanding the USS Columbine of the Union fleet, which was patrolling the St. Johns River into Lake Monroe, landed at Enterprise and sent Mr. Davis and a squad of men from the 48th New York infantry to . . . — Map (db m127266) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Holly Hill — Merci Box Car — La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux — Dedicated December 7, 1986
Merci Box Car — Arrived in America in 1949 — A token of appreciation from the people of France to the people of America — Built between 1872 and 1885 — They were called 40 and 8's, carried either 40 men or 8 horses during . . . — Map (db m34796) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna
During Florida's British Colonial period, 1763-1783, Doctor Andrew Turnbull established the largest North American colony at this site. Approximately 1300 Minorcans, Greeks, and Italians comprised the colony named after Smyrna, Asia Minor, the . . . — Map (db m72962) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats — 1863 - 1963
To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the shelling and burning of the Sheldon House on this site July 26th during the War Between the States by Union gunboats Oleander and Bouregard — Map (db m75067) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-613 — Coronado Beach House
Coronado Beach was settled by Foster G. Austin in 1885. Austin built a series of beachside cottages approximately one mile south of Flagler Avenue. In its early days, Coronado Beach, named after Austin’s native community in California, served . . . — Map (db m93313) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Dr. Andrew Turnbull — Dec. 2, 1720 - March 13, 1792
Founder of the largest colony under British rule ever to come to the New World. The New Smyrna Colony of Florida 1768 - 1778 — Map (db m72930) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-632 — Old St. Rita Colored Mission Church
The old St. Rita's Catholic Church Mission Building is one of the oldest surviving church buildings in the city. It was built in 1899 as the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of New Smyrna Beach, moved to this site in 1956 to serve the colored Catholics . . . — Map (db m56343) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Site of Old Stone Wharf
Built by Turnbull colonists in 1768 it formed a terminus of the Kings Road completed in 1771 and marked the beginning point of all of the early surveys of the community. It was the scene of a Civil War engagement March 24, 1862 between the 3rd . . . — Map (db m101767) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel
This coquina foundation rests within a shell midden from the Timucuan Indian era. Mystery still surrounds the origin of this foundation. Jane and John Sheldon built a large hotel on this mound circa 1859. During the Civil War, the structure was . . . — Map (db m74934) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-924 — The Gabordy Canal
The Gabordy Canal, also known as the South Canal, was built by colonists brought to the New Smyrna area in 1768 by the Scottish physician, Dr. Andrew Turnbull. As part of the largest single attempt at British colonization, New Smyrna attracted more . . . — Map (db m101768) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — The Mound Builders — Canaveral National Seashore
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 . . . — Map (db m100192) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — The New Smyrna Odyssey — 1768 - 1777
(side 1) The story of New Smyrna's first immigrants is one of hardship, endurance and survival by a group of religious colonists of several nationalities who came to the New World seeking freedom and a better life. After Spain ceded Florida . . . — Map (db m101771) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — To the Past... — To the Present... — To the Future...
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 . . . — Map (db m72961) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Turnbull Canal
One of two main canals into which flowed the vast network of smaller irrigation and drainage canals from Turnbull Hammock, through New Smyrna Colony indigo plantations and the rise of farms of Minorcan, Greek and Italian colonists. Dug during . . . — Map (db m101766) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Orange City — F-929 — Orange City Colored School
(side 1) The Orange City Colored School was the first building in town constructed for education of African Americans. Before it opened in 1927, various buildings had been adapted for use as classrooms but were small and poorly lighted. . . . — Map (db m101682) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-41 — Hotel Ormond
Hotel Ormond, named for Volusia County pioneer James Ormond, was built in 1887 by John Anderson and Joseph Price. The large frame building was bought and enlarged by Henry M. Flagler in the 1890's. Operated by Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, . . . — Map (db m34552) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — John Andrew Bostrom — 1836-1927 — In memory of
Pioneer Settler and Founder of Ormond Beach — Map (db m106546) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Joseph Downing Price — 1853-1911 — In memory of
Pioneer Settler & Entrepreneur Co-Incorporator & Mayor Of Ormond Beach Builder & Owner Of The Hotel Ormond Organizer Of First Auto Races On Ormond Beach — Map (db m106545) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Mount Oswald Plantation
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, . . . — Map (db m21331) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-52 — Nocoroco
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 . . . — Map (db m21135) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Old Kings Road
The Old Kings Road crossed north to south near this site. First originated as an Indian trail, later improved by the Spanish, and then constructed by the British as a road in 1763-1773 to connect St. Augustine and New Smyrna, Florida. Improved by . . . — Map (db m101665) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-738 — Ormond Fire House
The Ormond Fire House, the only Works Progress Administration (WPA) structure in Ormond Beach, was built in 1937. The eclectically-designed two-story building features elements of Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture and is . . . — Map (db m93308) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-70 — Ormond Tomb
Near this site lies the tomb of James Ormond II. Ormond and his father, a Scot who immigrated to Florida via the Bahamas about 1804, made "Damietta," the family plantation, one of the most productive in the Halifax region. When Florida became a U.S. . . . — Map (db m101646) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-824 — The Casements
(side 1) Built in 1913 by Reverend Dr. Harwood Huntington, The Casements is named for its casement-style windows. Retired Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, Sr. purchased it in 1918 as a winter residence, in hopes that it would . . . — Map (db m100926) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-135 — The Ormond Garage
Built by Flagler East Coast Hotel Company in 1904 for the 1905 races. This landmark in the history of the American automobile industry was the setting for the preparation, testing and servicing of some of the most famous racing cars of the world . . . — Map (db m93311) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-680 — The Three Chimneys
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 . . . — Map (db m93334) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — The Three Chimneys
The Three Chimneys is the site of the oldest British sugar plantation, sugar mill and rum distillery in the United States. It was in operation from the late 1760's until the Revolutionary War.

The site was part of a 20,000-acre grant awarded to . . . — Map (db m93336) HM

Florida (Volusia County), Osteen — Community Builders
The pioneer families of this cemetery put down roots on the Florida frontier—a place considered "desolate" at the time. In the 1850s, George and Adeline Sauls settled two miles west of here on a stage road. They constructed a large log home . . . — Map (db m93337) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 143 Beach Street — Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
. . . — Map (db m112126) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 16th Century Anchor
. . . — Map (db m112579) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 11 — Bronze Bell — "1000 Pounder"
This bell, salvaged from a sunken sea buoy at the Charleston Harbor entrance channel, was minted in 1911 for the U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS). The 1000 Pounders were used as fog signals on harbor entrance buoys, on lightships, and at some . . . — Map (db m35061) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cistern — Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
A Cistern is a waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. Cisterns are often built to catch and store water. They are distinguished from wells from their waterproof linings. Cisterns were used before a water system was used in Ponce . . . — Map (db m112130) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Rafts
The raft to your left washed ashore in Volusia County in 1989. Clothing found onboard suggests that children were among those on the raft. The orange life vest was left behind by the Coast Guard to indicate that these refugees were . . . — Map (db m114262) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Refugee Rafts
Between 1966 and 1995, anyone who fled Cuba and reached the United States was allowed to pursue residency one year after their arrival. Many Cubans left the island in small boats and rafts, hoping to reach international waters where they might be . . . — Map (db m112551) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Gladys Meyer Davis Home — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Decorated as it might have been in 1890, this is the First Assistant Keepers dwelling. The building is named for Mrs. Davis, a life-long resident of Ponce Inlet who was born in this building and is the daughter of the last . . . — Map (db m113139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — F-893 — Green Mound State Archaeological Site
The Green Mound is one of the best preserved and last remaining shell mounds in the region. The site holds a rich history of the prehistoric Florida Indians who inhabited the site for hundreds of years. Archaeological studies of the mound date . . . — Map (db m100949) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Hasty Cottage Post Office
This Florida Cracker Cottage was one of several built in the 1860s by Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hasty, early Ponce Park settlers, who are buried across the street in a family cemetery, along with their faithful handyman, “Cocoa” . . . — Map (db m112135) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Hotel Inlet Terrace — Bob Pacetti's Dream
This terra cotta wall is all that remains of what was to be a grandiose hotel and resort. It was started during the great land boom of the 1920's. The developer, Robert (Bob) Pacetti was a native of this area. His ancestors first came to this . . . — Map (db m52457) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Jesse Linzy — African American Heritage at Ponce Inlet
Born in Savannah on August 7, 1872, Jesse Linzy came to Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet possibly in the late 1890s. A skilled concrete worker, he built the sidewalk from the tower down to the river, replacing an old wooden boardwalk. The sidewalk still . . . — Map (db m35027) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Kedge Anchor — c. 1830-1860
This large simple-fluke anchor called a kedge was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Bahamas. These anchors were used in the islands on logging ships, to hold the stern seaward as they grounded the bow near shore in order . . . — Map (db m112583) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — 13 — Kitchen Gardens — Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Tomatoes, carrots, beans, squash, and onions have all been grown here at various times during the Station's history. Residents struggled with the sandy, salty soil. Vegetables being grown here today are heirloom varieties . . . — Map (db m114325) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Meyer-Davis House
This Florida Cracker Duplex Cottage was built in the early 1920s by Redwood Wharton, Sr., an early Ponce Park Pioneer, and used for fishing rentals. In 1941, it became the home of three generations of the Edward L. Meyer family. Mr. . . . — Map (db m112140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Mosquito Inlet — Bird Reservation, 1909-1918
In 1909 U.S. President William H. Taft proclaimed that the area around Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet was a reservation for the protection of native birds. The reservation encompassed a wide area from the Halifax River east to the Ocean, . . . — Map (db m112576) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — North Turn — Daytona Beach Racing
This is the site of the original North Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. Sanctioned . . . — Map (db m115189) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Oil Storage House — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Completed in 1887, this was one of the first U.S. oil houses built to hold kerosene. A year’s supply was kept in 504 brass 5-gallon cans on wall racks. The tanks you see were installed in 1927. In 1970, vandals stole . . . — Map (db m113143) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1998 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m34434) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial
The sacrifices of few ensure the freedom of many. A grateful community remembers those who serve in the Armed Services of the United States, during times of wars and peace, whose courage and personal sacrifices defend and preserve our freedom. — Map (db m112809) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Principal Keeper's Dwelling
This building was the home of the Station’s Principal Keeper and his family. It also contained the Light Station office and library. The U.S. Lighthouse Service Principal Keepers who served here are: William R. Rowlinski 1887-1893 . . . — Map (db m112547) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Three keepers lived at the Station with their families. The Principal Keeper lived in the largest house, and the First and Second Assistant Keeper lived in the two smaller dwellings. This building was the home of the . . . — Map (db m112831) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — South Atlantic Avenue
This small stretch of roadway was once part of the original Atlantic Avenue, which was the southbound portion of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned . . . — Map (db m115190) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — South Turn — Daytona Beach Racing
This is the site of the original South Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. . . . — Map (db m115188) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Principal Keeper's Office — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
In 1921, the Lighthouse Service enclosed portions of the porch on each dwelling at the Light Station in order to install bathroom facilities for the families. A small office room was included in this upgrade when the porch of the . . . — Map (db m113140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Southern Gopher Tortoise
The Gopher Tortoises living at the Light Station are descendants of tortoises that have lived here for generations. Several of them are well over 30 years old. These land animals are members of the: reptile family, and dig burrows . . . — Map (db m112573) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — F-34 — Battle of Dunlawton Plantation
During the 2nd Seminole War, 1836, the Mosquito Roarers, a company of Florida militia under Major Benjamin Putnam, engaged a large band of Seminoles pillaging Dunlawton, a sugar plantation on the Halifax River. Heavy fighting ensued, but the . . . — Map (db m34346) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Bongoland
Several attempts were made to operate Dunlawton Plantation as a tourist attraction in the the 1950's Dr. Perry Sperber leased the premises from J. Saxon Lloyd for a park to display prehistoric monsters and had a number of replicas, molded in . . . — Map (db m34878) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Confederate Oak — Please ! Do Not Climb On Tree
This great tree is called the Confederate Oak because according to legend, Confederate Soldiers frequently camped under it. — Map (db m34659) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Destruction of Dunlawton Plantation
In January 1836, during the second Indian War, the Indians burned Dunlawton Plantation. Only the brick walls, the chimneys and the heavy iron machinery were left. The Plantation was not rebuilt until the 1840's. The war cost the United States 19 . . . — Map (db m46553) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Dunlawton's Building Blocks — coquina up close
The ruins here include chimneys and other structures made of coquina, Spanish for "tiny shell." Quarried locally (and elsewhere in the Southeast), this native stone contains mollusk shell fragments and quartz sand, bound together by . . . — Map (db m46539) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Florida Hammock Trail
This trail leads through hammock land. The word hammock was an Indian term. This is the way the land looked when it was the free domain of the Indians, the home of wildlife and birds. The land had to be cleared to plant crops, build shelters and . . . — Map (db m46554) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — From the Boardwalk
Welcome to Dunlawton's boardwalk - a modern structure offering views of the former sugar factory while reducing foot traffic inside. (More on the nineteenth-century floorplan can be found in an interpretive panel near the ruins' south side.) Today's . . . — Map (db m46543) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Gamble Place
In 1898, James N. Gamble, of the Procter and Gamble Company and a longtime winter resident of Daytona Beach, bought this land on Spruce Creek for use as a rural retreat. In 1907, he built a small cracker cottage with an open front porch and a . . . — Map (db m96191) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Historic Sugar Cane Machinery
Animal powered rollers, used to crush sugar cane, came from the Samuel Williams Plantation. This Plantation was destroyed by the Indians and never rebuilt. — Map (db m46552) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Living on the Edge
One reality of this sugar plantation was its isolation. When owner John Marshall asked for help against the Seminoles, an army commander in St. Augustine offered muskets and a lecture: "I need scarcely add," he warned, "that the best reliance of the . . . — Map (db m46550) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Port Orange Veterans Park
Dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America — Map (db m112160) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Spanish Mills and Bongoland
After the 1850s, Dunlawton's days as a serious sugar venture were through. John Marshall moved away, tried to rid himself of the Florida plantation, and finally snared a buyer in 1871. His successors included Charles Dougherty (a noted . . . — Map (db m46551) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Sugar Making
In the early nineteenth century, many of this region's large agricultural ventures focused on sugar - coarse, brown, and valuable. To get the most from their sugar cane, some planters had their own crushing and cooking operations. At plantations . . . — Map (db m46541) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Telling Dunlawton's Stories
How do we know what we know about Dunlawton? The information sources range from period documents to objects in the ground. Questions remain, but researchers have made a start at uncovering the plantation's key stories. Among the written sources, . . . — Map (db m46549) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — F-467 — The “Freemanville” Settlement
Founded soon after the U.S. Civil War, the settlement that would become “Freemanville” was established by Dr. John Milton Hawks, an abolitionist and Union Army surgeon, along with other Union Army officers and the Florida Land & Lumber . . . — Map (db m45453) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — The Dunlawton Sugar Factory — Great Expectations:
These are the ruins of people's dreams, left by successive landowners, free workers, and slaves. Hoping to make sugar in the nineteenth century, they faced isolation, hurricanes, and dispossessed Seminoles. Some lost money in their ventures, and . . . — Map (db m46537) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — The Most Dangerous Chieftain
When Sarah Anderson and her sons owned Dunlawton, Mosquito County settlers formed a militia unit called the Mosquito Roarers. Even with its fine name, this group reportedly lacked anyone who had ever "seen a gun fired in anger." By the mid-1830's, . . . — Map (db m46547) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — The Roof
Dunlawton's new metal roof is meant to protect stonework and machinery. But it also makes an important point. Though not an exact replica of the wooden roof that protected it, this shelter reminds us that a large, enclosed factory once stood here. . . . — Map (db m46544) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Port Orange — Working
The Dunlawton Plantation was no leisure spot. As a frontier agricultural and processing site, it demanded hard, physical, un-glamorous work. Without the labor of African-American slaves and hired free workers, this nineteenth-century venture would . . . — Map (db m46545) HM
Florida (Volusia County), South Daytona — Giant Ground Sloth
On this site in 1975 was found the best preserved and most complete giant ground sloth ever found in North America. The sloth weighed three to five tons, stood thirteen feet tall and was a vegetarian. An estimated fifty species of animals were . . . — Map (db m45449) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Volusia — Volusia
Volusia, on the east bank of the river St. Johns, is the birthplace of Volusia County and the oldest settlement. The United States Courts confirmed Horatio Dexter's 1815 Spanish title and Joseph Rattenbury's 1817 title to the 17,000-acre Volusia . . . — Map (db m31351) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Volusia — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region
Wm. Bartram, Famed Naturalist, classified flora and fauna for shipment, here, at Spalding's Upper Store, May and June 1774. — Map (db m31450) HM

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