National Register Listings in
Volusia County, Florida

Abbey, The All Saint's Episcopal Church Anderson, John, Lodge Anderson-Price Memorial Library Building Barberville Central High School Bethune, Mary McLeod, Home Bethune-Cookman College Historic District Blodgett, Delos A., House Casements Annex Casements, The Chief Master at Arms House City Island City Island Ball Park Coronado Historic District Cypress Street Elementary School Daytona Beach Bandshell and Oceanfront Park Complex Daytona Beach Surfside Historic District DeBary Hall DeLand Hall DeLand Memorial Hospital, Old DeLeon Springs Colored School Dickinson Memorial Library and Park Dix House Donnelly, Bartholomew J., House Downtown DeLand Historic District Dunlawton Avenue Historic District Dunlawton Plantation-Sugar Mill Ruins Eastwood Terrace Hotel El Pino Parque Historic District El Real Retiro French, Seth, House Gamble Place Historic District Grace Episcopal Church and Guild Hall Green Mound Hammocks, The Haynes, Alexander, House Holly Hill Municipal Building Kilkoff House Kling, Amos, House Kress, S.H., and Co. Building Lake Helen Historic District Leeper, Doris, House Lippincott Mansion Merchants Bank Building Meyer-Davis House-Hasty Cottage Moulton-Wells House New Smyrna Beach Historic District New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins Nocoroco Old Fort Park Archeological Site Olds Hall Orange City Colored School Orange City Historic District Orange City Town Hall Ormond Fire House Ormond Hotel Ormond Yacht Club Pacetti Hotel Ponce De Leon Inlet Lightstation Porches, The Port Orange Florida East Coast Railway Freight Depot Rogers House Rowallan Seabreeze Historic District Seminole Rest Seybold Baking Company Factory South Beach Street Historic District South Peninsula Historic District South Ridgewood Elementary School Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Historic District Southwest Daytona Beach Black Heritage District St. Rita's Colored Catholic Mission Stetson University Campus Historic District Stetson, John B., House Stevens, Ann, House Stockton-Lindquist House Strawn Historic Agricultural District Strawn Historic Citrus Packing House District Strawn Historic Sawmill District Talahloka Tarragona Tower Three Chimneys Archaeological Site Thurman, Howard, House Thursby, Louis P., House Tourist Church Turnbull Canal System US Post Office West DeLand Residential District White Hall Woman's Club of New Smyrna Wright, James W., Building Young, S. Cornelia, Memorial Library
Florida was one of the first states to embrace the automobile, with the first auto race in the state taking place in 1904. Today, Florida is still known for its car culture, with numerous car shows and events taking place throughout the year.
Volusia County, Florida has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by indigenous tribes such as the Timucua Indians, who thrived on hunting, fishing, and farming along the St. Johns River. In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in Florida, led by Juan Ponce de León who claimed the land for Spain. This marked the beginning of European influence in the region.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Volusia County witnessed the arrival of settlers from various backgrounds. These included English, Scottish, and African Americans who established agricultural communities and plantations. The largest settlement, New Smyrna, was established by Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish physician, in 1768. This settlement, however, faced numerous challenges and ultimately failed.

In the late 19th century, the arrival of the railroad brought significant growth and development to Volusia County. The city of DeLand, founded in 1876, became a key hub in the region. The county also saw the emergence of the tourism industry with the establishment of beachside resorts and hotels, attracting visitors from all over. In 1925, Daytona Beach became known as the "Birthplace of Speed" with the establishment of the Daytona International Speedway, hosting iconic racing events such as the Daytona 500.

Volusia County continued to grow throughout the 20th century, with advancements in transportation, infrastructure, and the arrival of major businesses. The county is home to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, one of the world's leading aviation and aerospace institutions. Today, Volusia County remains a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage, and a thriving economy.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Volusia County, Florida.

  • 1804: The area that would become Volusia County is acquired by the United States through the Treaty of Paris.
  • 1832: The area is established as part of Mosquito County.
  • 1854: Mosquito County is divided, and the southern portion becomes known as Orange County.
  • 1855: Volusia County is established, incorporating the southern portion of Mosquito County.
  • 1876: The county seat is established in Enterprise.
  • 1887: The county seat is moved to DeLand.
  • 1957: The Florida Legislature approves the incorporation of Daytona Beach as a city.
  • 1963: The county seat is officially moved back to DeLand.
  • 1987: The incorporated city of Deltona is established.