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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Location of New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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|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|
“Now it is time to take longer strides – time for a great new American enterprise – time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on . . . — — Map (db m159699) HM
Some students of the Cruger-dePester ruins believe this iron beam came from the plantation's sawmill. Meant to transfer force from a steam engine to a cutting blade, it probably was cast in New York along with the sugar factory’s other heavy . . . — — Map (db m148828) HM|
|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|
|Welcome to Volusia County's Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park—once part of a nationally known African-American resort. Named for a noted educator and presidential advisor, this spot gave black people a place of their own when most Florida beaches . . . — — Map (db m131762) HM|
Over the years, this one-time sugar factory became a source of local building materials and myths. Salvagers carried off coquina blocks, and the massive machinery went to the Dunlawton mill, in present-day Port Orange.
Even so, enough . . . — — Map (db m148891) HM|
|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|
|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|
Built on the homeland of Robert S. Nelson prior to 1895, the house that once stood here survived at least six periods of occupation and numerous owners over its 100-year life span. Called the Eldora House – but also known as the . . . — — Map (db m159559) HM|
The community of Eldora typified development in Florida in the late 19th century, characterized by small settlements along waterways. Though little remains today of its original buildings, Eldora was once large enough to warrant a post office . . . — — Map (db m159554) HM|
The community of Eldora typified development in Florida in the late 19th century, characterized by small settlements along waterways. Though little remains today of its original buildings, Eldora was once large enough to warrant a post office . . . — — Map (db m159556) HM|
Emory L. Bennett Park
Dedicated November 10, 1994
This park is dedicated in the memory of Emory L. Bennett, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallant one-man defense against two enemy battalions attempting to overrun his . . . — — Map (db m148940) HM WM|
Though small cane mills—like those beyond the walk—were not actually part of the Cruger-dePeyster plantation, they help us see differences between ordinary agriculture and large- scale sugar making. Settlers used these animal-powered . . . — — Map (db m148905) HM|
The mill ruins here are made of coquina—Spanish for “tiny shell.” Quarried locally (and elsewhere in Southeast), it contains mollusk shell fragments and quartz sand, bound together by calcium carbonate. Centuries after the . . . — — Map (db m148799) HM|
This museum occupies the site of the first school in New Smyrna and Volusia County. It was built in 1872 at a cost of $42 and was a school for children of all ages. — — Map (db m148770) HM|
|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|
A Man To Rely On
U.S. Army PFC
Emory L. Bennett
Born 12/20/29 _ New Smyrna Beach
1st Volusia County Native to Receive
Medal Of Honor
Waged a one-man assault to
provide covering fire for
B . . . — — Map (db m148767) WM|
These walls are reminders of and agricultural venture gone up in smoke along with people’s plans for taming the Florida frontier. In 1830, Henry Cruger and William dePeyster acquired six hundred acres near the village of New Smyrna, borrowed . . . — — Map (db m148784) HM|
|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|
|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|
In Florida’s early days, Many investors set their sights on sugar—course, brown and very valuable. To get the most from their sugar cane, some planters had their own crushing and cooking operations. At sugar plantations like . . . — — Map (db m148819) HM|
In Honor Of The Veterans
Of This Community
Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
Samuel Clarence Jones • Edward Ray Ashton • Colon J. Hutchinson
Earl W. Overfelt • John L. Rowe • William B. Woodward • James
Wadeworth • Oliver C. Quest, . . . — — Map (db m148919) HM|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|The Turnbull Grand Canal, also known as the Grand Canal, was built by indentured servants brought to the area by Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull in 1768. As part pf the largest single attempt at British colonization in North America, Smyrnea . . . — — Map (db m131383) HM|
Mounds of History
At 35 feet high, Turtle Mound is the tallest shell mound in Florida. Throughout history, it served as an important home and landmark for Timucuan Indians, Spanish explorers, and early Floridians.
Created between . . . — — Map (db m165448) HM|
In Honor Of Those Southeast Volusia Citizens
Who Have Offered The Ultimate Sacrifice For World
Peace, Past, Present And Future in the Republic of
Vietnam, Dedicated November 11, 1968 - Jaycees
John O. . . . — — Map (db m148931) WM|