Ormond Beach, 1993

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Title

Ormond Beach, 1993

Alternative Title

Ormond Beach

Subject

Ormond Beach (Fla.)
Beaches--Florida

Description

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. 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. 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 destination 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 city was named after James Ormond I, an Anglo-Irish-Scottish sea captain responsible for transporting Franciscan settlers to Florida on behalf of King Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784-1833). The St. Johns & Halifax Railroad arrived in 1886 and the Ormond Hotel was constructed in 1888. The first 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."

Source

Original color photographs, 1993: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.

Date Created

ca. 1993-06

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographs, 1993.

Is Part Of

Ormond Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

115 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Ormond Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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.

Files

OB00001.jpg

Citation

“Ormond Beach, 1993.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed October 2, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/4404.

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