During Prohibition in the Twenties, town and its river islands had been standard websites for moonshine stills and hideouts for rum-runners , who got here from the Bahamas via Mosquito Inlet, now Ponce de León Inlet “New Smyrna” grew to become “New Smyrna Beach” in 1947, when the city annexed the seaside neighborhood of Coronado Beach.
About 10.9% of families and thirteen.zero% of the inhabitants had been under the poverty line, including 21.9% of those beneath age 18 and 8.three% of those age sixty five or over. In the metropolis, the inhabitants was distributed as 13.9% beneath the age of 18, 3.6% from 20 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to forty four, 31.three% from forty five to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
^ Urbanized Areas, 2010 Archived June thirteen, 2012, at WebCite United States Census Bureau. Like St. Augustine, established by the Spanish, New Smyrna has been beneath the rule of four “flags”: the British, Spanish, United States (from 1821, with ratification of the Adams-Onís Treaty ), and the Accomplice Jack.
Hurricane Charley exited over New Smyrna Beach on August thirteen, 2004, after crossing the state in a northeastern course from its initial landfall in Punta Gorda The storm brought about in depth injury to the beachside portion of town, and toppled many historic oak timber within the downtown area and alongside historic Flagler Avenue.