Ormond Beach Collection

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Ormond Beach, 2014
A variety of birds at Ormond Beach, Florida, in 2014. Some of the species of birds shown in the images include gulls, terns, sanderlings, dowitchers, and willets. Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, just north of Daytona Beach. Timucuan…

Sunrise at Ormond Beach, 2012
Sunrise at Ormond Beach, Florida, in 2012. Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, just north of Daytona Beach. Timucuan Indians frequented the area, but it was not settled until 1643, when a group of Quakers arrived after being blown off…

Ormond Beach, 2012
Ormond Beach, Florida, in 2012. Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, just north of Daytona Beach. Timucuan Indians frequented the area, but it was not settled until 1643, when a group of Quakers arrived after being blown off course.…

Hurricane Charley Aftermath in Ormond Beach
The aftermath of Hurricane Charley in Ormond Beach, Florida. Hurricane Charley formed on August 9, 2004, and dissipated on August 15. Charley was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in southwest Florida and was the strongest hurricane to hit…

Ormond Beach, 1993
Ormond Beach, Florida, in 1993. Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, just north of Daytona Beach. Timucuan Indians frequented the area, but it was not settled until 1643, when a group of Quakers arrived after being blown off course.…

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Title

Ormond Beach Collection

Alternative Title

Ormond Collection

Subject

Ormond Beach (Fla.)

Description

Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, just north of Daytona Beach. Timucuan Indians frequented the area, but it was not settled until 1643, when a group of Quakers arrived after being blown off course. Although relations were originally friendly, Timucuan chief Oseanoha led a raid of the Quaker encampment in 1704, obliterating the population. By 1708, the Spanish settled in the area, until the British took control. The city was named after James Ormond I, an Ango-Irish-Scottish sea captain responsible for transporting Franciscan settlers to Florida on behalf of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. In 1821, the U.S. acquired Florida from Spain, but settlement was delayed by the Second Seminole War.

Following the American Civil War, the area became a popular tourist destinating for wealthy travelers. In 1875, settlers from New Britain, Connecticut, founded the city as New Britain, but the city was incorporated in 1880 as Ormond. The St. Johns & Halifax Railroad arrived in 1886 and the Ormond Hotel was constructe in 1888. Thefirst automobile races were held on a track of beach from Ormond south to Daytona Beach in 1902. As a result, Ormond Beach is nicknamed "The Birthplace of Speed."

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn
Cepero, Ray

Is Part Of

Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Ormond Beach, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." City of Ormond Beach, Florida. http://fl-ormondbeach.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=95/.
Ormond Beach Historical Trust, Inc. Ormond Beach. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1999.

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