Historic Markers Across Florida

Turnbull Canal

Marker ID:  
Location: entrance pillar at N Riverside Dr and Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 01.541    W 080° 55.264
  29.02568333    -80.92106666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMV6RH


Turnbull Canal

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 the 1770's by the settlers and still in use today. It was covered in 1924 by the sidewalk on the north side of Canal Street from Myrtle Avenue to Riverside Drive.

Sponsored by Jane Sheldon Chapter National Society D.A.R.
July 11, 2001