Historic Markers Across Florida



Ormond Tomb



Marker ID: FLHM F-70
Location: North of Tomoka State Park on S.R. 5A (Old Dixie H
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 23.142    W 081° 7.906
  29.3857    -81.13176666
Waymark: None
 



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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. territory, Ormond became prominent in civil affairs, and during the Seminole War of 1836, commanded a platoon of the "Mosquito Roarers" at the Battle of Dunlawton. Ormond Beach was named for his family.






F- 70 Sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1962



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City: Ormond Beach, FL More Information:
Wikipedia - Seminole Wars
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Seminole Wars