1768 British Colony of New Smyrna

1768 British Colony of New Smyrna (HM1DV7)

Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Volusia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 1.624', W 80° 55.297'

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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.
HM NumberHM1DV7
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe James Emery Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 507632 N 3210986
Decimal Degrees29.02706667, -80.92161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 1.624', W 80° 55.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 1' 37.44" N, 80° 55' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)386
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-218 N Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, US
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