Fairchild Oak Tree

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Local folklore has it that this oak tree, over 400 years old, was the site of two deaths. One was Norman Harwood, who purchased the property around 1900, and is said to have killed himself under the tree. The second was James Ormond II, who owned a plantation here. Ormond’s body also was found under the tree, although it is unclear whether it was a murder or a suicide. Nowadays, folks say the apparition of a man walks in the vicinity of the tree and leaves onlookers feeling intense sorrow.

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Geographic Information

Address:
3301 Old Dixie Highway
Ormond Beach, FL
United States

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GPS:
29.3882785339696, -81.13118290895727
County:
Volusia County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL (4.7 mi.)
Flagler Beach, FL (6.0 mi.)
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Beverly Beach, FL (8.8 mi.)
Bunnell, FL (9.3 mi.)
Holly Hill, FL (11.5 mi.)
Daytona Beach, FL (13.9 mi.)
Palm Coast, FL (14.4 mi.)
South Daytona, FL (17.2 mi.)
Daytona Beach Shores, FL (17.2 mi.)

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