volusialog-300x172Estimated Population in 2012: 496,950
1,432.44 Square Miles
Median Income per Household: $35,219
County Seat: Deland, FL
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History


Volusia County was named after the then-largest-community, Volusia, when the Florida legislature divided Orange County on December 29, 1854. At the time, Volusia County had as few as 600 residents.

The origins of the word “Volusia” are unclear, though there are several theories:

  1. The name came from a word meaning “Land of the Euchee,” from the Euchee Indians who migrated into the area after the Timucua Indian cultures faded away in the early 1700s. The Euchees (or Uchees) lived in the area of Spring Gardens, about ten miles south of Volusia.
  2. The name was taken from the a British man named Voluz who owned a plantation located on the St. Johns River in the late 1700s.
  3. The name originated from the last name Veluche belonging to the French or Belgian owner of the trading post in Volusia. According to some, this was during the British regime, and according to others, it was around 1818. Over time, the name Veluche became anglicized to Volusia.
  4. The town was established by and named for Jere Volusia.
  5. The settlement was named by the Spanish after the celebrated Roman jurist Volusio, who wrote 30 books and tutored Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and philosopher.

The land area of present day Volusia County was inhabited by the indigenous Timucua, and Mayaca people . Neither group exists today as distinct racial entities, having been decimated by war and disease after contact with European settlers. Evidence of their habitation can still be seen in various areas of Volusia County such as the large shell middens at Tomoka State Park.

Communities


Incorporated

Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach Shores
DeBary
DeLand
Deltona
Edgewater
Holly Hill
Lake Helen

Daytona Beach Shores
Oak Hill
Orange City
Ormond Beach
Pierson
Ponce Inlet
Port Orange
South Daytona

Unincorporated

Alamana
Ariel
Bakerstown
Barberville
Benson Junction
Beresford
Bethune Beach
Blake
Blue Springs Landing
Bluffton
Boden
Cassadaga
Cabbage Bluff
Connersville
Conrad
Cow Creek
Creighton
Cypress Lake Estates
Daisy lake
Daytona Highridge Estates
Daytona Park Estates
De Leon Springs
Deadman Landing

Deland Highlands
DeLand Southwest
DeLeon Springs Heights
Edgewater Junction
Eldora
Eldridge
Ellinor Village
Emporia
Enterprise
Farmton
Fatio
Fort Florida
Glencoe
Glenwood
Halifax Estates
Harbor Oaks
Hucomer
Isleboro
Kalamazoo
Lake Ashby Shores
Lemon Bluff
Maytown
Mission City

Mound Grove
National Gardens
North DeLand
Orange City Hills
Ormond-By-The-Sea
Ortona
Osteen
Packwood Place
Pennichaw
Riverside
Samsula
Seabreeze
Senyah
Seville
Stone Island
Sugar Mill Estates
Tallahassee Yuchi
Tomoka Estates
Valdez
Volusia
West DeLand
Wilbur By-The-Sea

Helpful Links


Volusia County Government
www.volusia.org

Volusia County Court Clerk
www.clerk.org

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
volusia.org/sheriff

Volusia County Property Appraiser
webserver.vcgov.org

Volusia County Public Schools
www.volusia.k12.fl.us

Search Volusia County Property Records
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