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By Brandon D Cross, May 9, 2019
Beach Racers Marker
Florida (Volushia 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
Florida (Volushia 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 . . . — Map (db m133757) 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 Bostrom1836-1927 — In memory of
Pioneer Settler and Founder of Ormond Beach — Map (db m128498) HM
Florida (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
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), 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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