Spanish Mission Historic Marker

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Title

Spanish Mission Historic Marker

Alternative Title

Spanish Mission Historic Marker

Subject

New Smyrna Beach (Fla.)
Missions--Florida
Catholic Church--Florida
Franciscans--Florida
Native Americans
Indigenous peoples--United States
Amerindians

Description

The historic marker for a site that was once believed to be the ruins of a Spanish mission dating back to the time of Christopher Columbus. In his book, titled Debunking the So-Called Spanish Mission Near New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida (1941), Captain Charles Henry Coe (1856-1954) demonstrates that the ruins were actually the Cruger and DePeyster Sugar Mill, which was located two miles west of New Smyrna, Florida. For many years, the old sugar mill was mistaken for the ruins of a Spanish mission with origins dating back to the time of Christopher Columbus. The steam sugar and saw mill was destroyed by Native Americans in 1845, just five years after it was erected. Also known as the New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins, the ruins are located at 600 Old Mission Road in New Smyrna Beach and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Capt. Coe requested that the marker be removed in 1941 and the State of Florida compiled, but little was known about the marker's whereabouts for rest of the century. A few decades after its removal, the marker was recovered and donated to the New Smyrna Museum of History. This particular photograph was taken sometime before the marker was removed.

Source

Original black and white photographs: Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster.

Date Created

ca. 2014-11-19

Contributor

Foster, Andrew M.

Is Part Of

Captain Charles Henry Coe Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

345 KB
287 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Charles Henry Coe and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster

External Reference

Coe, Charles Henry. Debunking the so-Called Spanish Mission Near New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida. [Daytona Beach]: [Fitzgerald publications], 1941.
Redd, Robert. Historic Sites and Landmarks of New Smyrna Beach. [S.l.]: History Press, 2015.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 black and white photographs

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