“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ormond Beach, Florida

Clickable Map of Volusia County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Volusia County, FL (387) Brevard County, FL (315) Flagler County, FL (57) Lake County, FL (50) Marion County, FL (183) Orange County, FL (160) Putnam County, FL (54) Seminole County, FL (135)  VolusiaCounty(387) Volusia County (387)  BrevardCounty(315) Brevard County (315)  FlaglerCounty(57) Flagler County (57)  LakeCounty(50) Lake County (50)  MarionCounty(183) Marion County (183)  OrangeCounty(160) Orange County (160)  PutnamCounty(54) Putnam County (54)  SeminoleCounty(135) Seminole County (135)
DeLand is the county seat for Volusia County
Ormond Beach is in Volusia County
      Volusia County (387)  
      Brevard County (315)  
      Flagler County (57)  
      Lake County (50)  
      Marion County (183)  
      Orange County (160)  
      Putnam County (54)  
      Seminole County (135)  
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1Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — 1954 Stock Car RacesOrmond/Daytona Beach
Rejecting 1953 bid to move Speedweek races to Palm Beach County, Bill France recognized crowd problems at beach-road course and prompted local officials to plan permanent 2.5 mile speedway on Daytona mainland. Public authority, formed to get . . . Map (db m136786) HM
2Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — A Billionaire and Beach Racing
This Volusia County beach access is named for a part-time Ormond resident known as “the richest man in the world.” Through his Standard Oil empire, John D. Rockefeller controlled U.S. refining in the late nineteenth century. One . . . Map (db m153411) HM
3Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — All Veterans
Dedicated To All Veterans January 15, 1995 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Post #4319 Ormond Beach Map (db m148683) WM
4Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Anderson-Price Memorial Library
Presented by The Ormond Beach Historical Trust Inc. to the Anderson-Price Memorial Library in recognition of the designation on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior January 26, . . . Map (db m173815) HM
5Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Beach Racers
On March 28, 1903, Ormond Beach was the site of a thrilling one-mile race between pioneer auto builders. The Hotel Ormond Challenge Cup pitted Alexander Winton’s red Bullet against Ransom E. Old's Pirate, driven by . . . Map (db m133755) HM
6Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Birthplace Of Speed
At a time when America had few paved roads, this hard beach was a racecourse for automobiles, motorcycles, and their pioneering builders. The first sanctioned meet here — from March 26-28, 1903 — featured time trials . . . Map (db m133757) HM
7Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Confederate States of America Veterans at Rest HerePilgrims Rest Cemetery
Confederate States of America Veterans at Rest Here Z.H. Bennett, Cpl Co B 2nd Fl Inf Plot 4 • Henry F. Campbell, PVT Co I 2nd Fl Inf Plot 6 • Henry F. Futch, PVT Co K 4th Fl Inf Plot 7 • James Franklin Hull, PVT Co D 8th Fl Inf Plot 5 • . . . Map (db m189074) WM
8Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Emmons Cottage c. 1885
Ormond Beach Pioneer HomeMap (db m192778) HM
9Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — First Christian Marriage In North America
Near this site the first Christian Marriage in North America is said to have occurred in 1566 between Ernst D’Erlach a French Huguenot nobleman and Princess Issena of the Timucuan Indian tribe Dedicated by The . . . Map (db m148682) HM
10Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Glenn Hammond Curtiss“Fastest Man on Earth” — Birthplace of Speed Park —
On January 24, 1907, on Ormond Beach, Curtiss seta a land speed record of 136.4 MPH on his V-8 powered motorcycle. He was considered the “Fastest Man on Earth” until 1911. Shortly after his famous run, he entered . . . Map (db m135750) HM
11Florida (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
12Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — John Andrew Bostrom1836-1927 — In memory of —
Pioneer Settler and Founder of Ormond BeachMap (db m128498) HM
13Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Joseph Downing Price1853-1911 — 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 m128499) HM
14Florida (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
15Florida (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
16Florida (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
17Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-550 — Old King's Road
The King's Road (also called Old King's Road — named for King George of England) crossed north to south near this site. It was the first graded road built in Florida. Approximately 1.14 miles extends through Ormond Lake's subdivision. Centuries ago, . . . Map (db m173837) HM
18Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Ormond Beach’s Longest Held Land Speed Record
From 1903 to 1910, gas, electric, and steam cars battled for supremacy on this hard beach racecourse. On January 26, 1906, steam won. F.E. Stanley’s special streamlined Stanley Racer, piloted by his driver–mechanic, Fred Marriott, . . . Map (db m136777) HM
19Florida (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
20Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Ormond Indian Burial Mound
The Ormond Mound was constructed by the prehistoric people of this area sometime after A.D. 800. The skeletal remains of more than 125 early native Americans are buried in this sand burial mound. Interring bodies in earthen mounds was a common . . . Map (db m157045) HM
21Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Ormond Men1941 - 1945
In Honor Of All Ormond Men Who Served In The Armed Forces And In Memory Of The Following Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Almond, Jule Gulledge, William Hitchcock, Daniel B. Jones, Benjamin Milligan, John, Jr. Pagh, . . . Map (db m154618) WM
22Florida (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
23Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Ormond Yacht Club
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Place by the United States Department of the Interior April 19, 2005 Ormond Yacht Club Est. 1910Map (db m148694) HM
24Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church
Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church is the oldest building in Ormond Beach. The church was organized around 1877 at the Tomoka Settlement. It was moved into Ormond by the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery around 1908. In 1988, Birtie Miller donated . . . Map (db m148692) HM
25Florida (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 m143306) HM
26Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-824 — The Casements
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 support his desire . . . Map (db m143307) HM
27Florida (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
28Florida (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
29Florida (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
30Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — The World War Honor RollOrmond Beach
Honor Roll ________ This Tablet Is Erected To Honor The Ormond Men Who Served In The World War And In Loving Remembrance Of The Three Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice W. Wallace George Arthur A. . . . Map (db m143653) WM
31Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Veterans of the Korean War(1950-1953)
. . . Map (db m157048) WM
32Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Veterans of the Vietnam War(1959-1975)
This sculpture by artist, Gregory Johnson, is dedicated to Veterans of the Vietnam War (1959-1975) Created in partnership with the City of Ormond Beach and the Ormond Memorial Art Museum November 11, 2011Map (db m157047) WM
33Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Vietnam VeteransIn Memory of Our Volusia County Fallen Heroes
Henry L. Allen * Charles R. Beall * George A. Birdwell * David W. Branch * Daniel S. Brooker * George K. Brown * William L. Brown * Ceasar Bryant * Charles E. Cherry * Billy M. Crawford * James E. Cummings * William J. Deuerling * Rudi H. Duschek * . . . Map (db m136691) WM
34Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — World War II Coastal Watch Tower
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, the American government placed a high priority on Civil Defense throughout the Second World War. This coastal watch tower was constructed and staffed by civilian volunteer . . . Map (db m130526) HM
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Jul. 1, 2022