The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys (HM1RA2)

Location: Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Volusia County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 16.727', W 81° 4.537'

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The Three Chimneys, originally known as the Swamp Settlement, was a British period sugar plantation established c. 1768 on a portion of 20,000 acres granted by King George III in 1764 to Richard Oswald (1700-1784), a wealthy and influential Scottish merchant. The Swamp Settlement covered 300 acres. This site was the first successful and the oldest British sugar plantation of its kind in North America. The sugar making facility consisted of a long brick structure containing four separate furnaces feeding two chimneys which disappeared long ago. These ruins were restored in 2007. The rum distillery had two furnaces feeding one chimney which stood until 1997. Mr. Richard Oswald went on to serve as the British representative for the Treaty of Paris in 1783 which ended the Revolutionary War. He helped obtain treaty terms favorable to the United States of America, including the establishment of the Mississippi River as its western boundary.
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HM NumberHM1RA2
Marker NumberF-680
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Ormond Beach Historical Society, Inc. and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 492654 N 3238875
Decimal Degrees29.27878333, -81.07561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 16.727', W 81° 4.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 16' 43.62" N, 81° 4' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)386, 407
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 687-729 FL-40, Ormond Beach FL 32174, US
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