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     Volusia County is located in the state of Florida.  Although Daytona Beach is Volusia County's best-known city, its county seat is DeLand, and its most populous city is currently Deltona.

     Volusia County was established in 1854. It was named for the port of Volusia along the St. John's River on the county's western side. The origins of the word "Volusia" are unclear, though there are several theories.

Volusia County is bordered on the west by the St. Johns River, and by the Atlantic Ocean to the east.  Roughly the size of Rhode Island, Volusia is situated 50 miles northeast of Orlando, 60 miles north of the Kennedy Space Center, and 89 miles south of Jacksonville.

     Counties that lie adjacent to Volusia are: Flagler County, Florida – north; Brevard County, Florida – south; Orange County, Florida – south; Seminole County, Florida – southwest; Lake County, Florida – west; Marion County, Florida – northwest; and Putnam County, Florida – northwest.



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 Volusia County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1856, Land Records from 1869, Probate Records from 1855 and Court Records from 1855 and is located at the courthouse, P.O. Box 6043, Deland, Florida 32721-6043; 386-736-5915, Fax: 386-822-5711

·         Volusia Co. Census Records

·         Volusia County Federal Census Index

·         1860 Federal Census  Volusia County

·         1870 Federal Census  Volusia County

·         1880 Census Search  Volusia County

·         Land Patent Search

·         Confederate Veterans Buried in Volusia County

·         Volusia County, Florida  World War II Casualties

·         Volusia County (Source: Newspaper Abstracts)

·         Volusia County Marriage Records

·         Volusia County Vital Records

·         Confederate Pension Application Files Index

Historical & Genealogical Societies

·         Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County

·         Roots and Branches Genealogical Society  of West Volusia County Florida

·         Volusia - Flagler Counties Council of Genealogical Societies

·         Volusia Computer Genealogy Group

·         Volusia County Genealogical Society

·        West Volusia Historical Society


Libraries, Museums & Archives

DeBary Hall Historic Site 
Family History Library Holdings     
Halifax Historical Museum 
The Henry A. DeLand House Museum 
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach 

PERiodical Source Index Search  Volusia County.    
Volusia County  Florida Heritage Collection
Volusia County Digital Library and Archives     
Volusia County Libraries     


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Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in VOLUSIA County

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families


Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families


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New Smyrna Beach

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Florida;   County: Volusia


Place:New Symrna Beach; Coordinates/Map: 29° 1′ 50″ N, 80° 55′ 31″ W

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DESCRIPTION:  The New Smyrna Beach area was settled in 1768, when Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull established the colony of "New Smyrna." The colony occupies a notable place in history by being the single largest attempt by a member of the British Crown at colonization in the New World. The New Smyrna Beach Historic District is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on April 26, 1990) located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The district is bounded by Riverside Drive, U.S. 1, Ronnoc Lane, and Smith Street. It contains 312 historic buildings.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  Frederick G. Siler passed away here in 1992 while living at 4618 Saxon Drive in New Smyrna Beach.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  New Smyrna Beach, FL - Official Website;   New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau;   New Smyrna Beach, Florida - Wikipedia 

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Florida;   County:Volusia

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Profiles for 213 cities, towns and other populated places in Volusia County Florida

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·   City of Daytona Beach

·   City of Daytona Beach Shores

·   City of DeBary

·   City of DeLand

·   City of Deltona

·   City of Edgewater


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