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Historical preservation is at the heart and soul of DAC. In February 2012 the Simon Willard Chapter was proud to install and dedicate an historic marker at Three Chimneys , Ormond Beach, Florida. 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 in 1764 to Richard Oswald (1700-1784) a wealthy and influential Scottish merchant. This site was the first successful and the oldest British sugar plantation of its kind in North America. 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.

 

 

 

Photo was taken on November 14, 2016 at the re-dedication of the Frances Kerr Marker placed in Daytona Beach on May 4, 1964.  Land grant of 1,000 acres was awarded in early 1800's.  Property also known as the Tomoka, Anderson and Gamble plantations.