1768 British Colony of New Smyrna
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 01.624 W 080° 55.297
17R E 507632 N 3210986
Quick Description: This historical marker is located at the intersection of N. Riverside Drive and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It's located on the wall surrounding the "Old Fort Archaeological Site."
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 8:11:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM6XEV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 26

Long Description:
The marker text reads as follows:

During Florida's British Colonial Period, 1763-1783, Doctor Andrew Turnbull established the largest North American colony at this site. Approximately 1300 Minorcans, Greeks, and Italians comprised the colony named after Smyrna, Asia Minor, the birthplace of Dr. Turnbull's wife.

The colony experienced success in producing indigo dye, rice, hemp, and other crops for shipment to England. Buildings, wharfs, and a canal system still visible today, were constructed.

Despite successes, after nine years, the colony failed. Approximately 600 survivors of the colony relocated to St. Augustine where many descendants reside."

James Emery Chapter
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
1998

Marker Number: N/A

Date: 1998

County: Volusia

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: James Emery Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Website: [Web Link]

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