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Garden 373 James Ormond, Plantation Owner

Posted By Jared Reyes, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Ormond garden is located at the private home at 3028 SW 141 Avenue. Captain James Ormond was a sea captain in the 18th century. He is my important Floridian because he paved the way for plantation owners today. I chose the location of my garden because it perfectly encapsulates the life of the sea captain. A wild orchid stands by the bank of the community’s lake and it stands apart from the rest of the drab scenery. Its pink hue is reminiscent of the captain’s individuality amidst the other sea captains of his era. He was awarded for his services to Spain by King Ferdinand VII and even after that, he turned to becoming a plantation owner, a complete 180 from his past profession. This is something that no captain in love with the sea would turn to after receiving such accolades. However, Ormond’s occupation as a plantation would be short-lived when Spain regained Florida from England in 1987. To persuade people to colonize Florida, Spain gave grants to numerous plots of lands in order to entice people to immigrate. One of these land grants gave away Ormond’s extensive plot of land, a grant of 2000 acres that ran just south of Bulow Ville at the head of the Halifax River. Sadly, Captain Ormond was not able to become a plantation owner after giving up his land and was fatally shot by a runaway slave in 1817. His name takes the place of Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida. The population was 36,301 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 37,929. Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach and is home to Tomoka State Park.

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