Ghosts of Ormond's past.
The Ormond Beach Historical Society held their second-annual Hillside Cemetery tour on Saturday, March 3, complete with re-enactors of some of the city's earliest settlers.
Being one of the oldest cemeteries in Volusia County, OBHS board member Joyce Benedict said Hillside is the final resting place for the "movers and shakers" of Ormond Beach. Some of the people buried there include John Anderson Price, who built the Ormond Hotel, and John Andrew Bostrom, who is credited with being the city's first permanent settler.
Benedict said they chose Hillside Cemetery for it's location on the beachside, which back then, was full of sand dunes and palm trees.
"They would be buried by the ocean so that they could hear the waves," Benedict said.