Historic Markers Across Florida



Ormond Indian Burial Mound



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Location: at the Ormond Mounds on S. Beach St. at Mound Ave., Ormond Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 16.817    W 081° 03.195
  29.28028333    -81.05325
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJG0T
 



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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 burial practice in the late pre-historic period. The bones of most of the deceased were "bundled" and buried during special ceremonies. As more bodies were buried and covered with layers of sand, the mound grew over time. The Mound is preserved as one of the finest and most intact burial mounds in Florida through the efforts of the community that worked to save this site in 1982.
City of Ormond Beach
Ormond Beach Historical Trust, Inc.