Volusia County

Volusia County is located in Central East Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Brevard, Seminole, Lake, Putnam, Marion and Flagler Counties. 

Volusia County was established from a portion of Mosquito (Orange) County in 1854 and named for a landing called "Volusia" near Lake George on the St. Johns River. The origin of the name is unknown, but may be from a Frenchman or Belgian named "Veluche."

Volusia County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
443,343
Population - 2010
494,593
Population - 2015 Est
510,494
Land Area (sq mi)
1,101
Water Area (sq mi)
331
Total Area (sq mi)
1,432
Average Rainfall
54
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
59

The Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park is home to an historic 19th century plantation that once flourished from 1816 to 1836 until it was burned in the Seminole wars. The Addison Blockhouse lies on the west side of the Tomoka River and is one of the most worthwhile sights in Volusia County.

Marine Science Center is located in Volusia County and offers an experience into Florida's marine environments with a hands on touch tank and more. The main goals of the Marine Science Center is sea turtle rehabilitation and seabird rehabilitation. The center includes educational activites and programs. 

Volusia County School District is Florida’s thirteenth largest school district and 57th largest school district in the United States. The district serves 16 cities.

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Bad Juju Charters is a Charter fishing company located in Ormond Beach. With years of experience, Capt. Jason will put you on the fish! He grew up around the Ormond Daytona area so he knows where they are and how to catch them. All you need to bring is yourself and the attitude to fish.

Bethune-Cookman University is a historically black college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is in Daytona Beach and offers many undergraduate and a few graduate programs in several fields.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Captain Brad offers a unique fishing experience in the world famous Daytona Beach. He offers inshore, nearshore, and Shark Fishing trips at a very reasonable price compared to the competition. 

The Daytona Playhouse is a small community theater in Daytona. It has been putting on plays and musicals to entertain audiences since 1946.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's largest fully accredited university that specializes in aviation and aerospace. It has two campuses in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach campus offers about 30 majors in addition to it's most well-known Aeronautical programs.

Embark on an all inclusive inshore fishing adventure with #1 rated TripAdvisor captain Eric Greenstein. Captain Eric has been fishing the Ormond, Daytona, Tomoka area for his entire life. If he can't put you on the fish nobody else will!

Florida Technical College is a two-year college with degree programs in healthcare, food and beverage, beauty, and criminal justice. It has locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.

This dog park is a 4.5 acre dog park that is fenced in with two areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs. It has great amenities as well, such as water fountains for dogs and shaded areas.

Hometown News Volusia County provides five editions for the Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Port Orange-South Daytona, Southeast Volusia, Northwest Volusia and Southwest Volusia areas featuring stories of triumphs, generosity, perseverance and uniqueness of Volusia residents as well as detailed reports on business, crime and events. 

Located in the gymnasium on the Children’s Home main campus, provides at-risk student residents with a better chance for educational success.

Oliv Epicurean Grill is an Mediterranean inspired restaurant that has both vegan and meat options for those who enjoy them. They are known to make traditional style dishes with a modern twist.   

Pasha Middle East Café inc. is a restaurant that supports healthy living and only uses the freshest ingredients to cook with. While the cuisine itself is versatile, the café welcomes everyone to try their fresh juices and Middle Eastern dishes ranging from Vegetarian and Vegan to having meat options as well.  

The Red Bug Cafe serves different styles of food from around the world, mainly from Australia and the Balkrans. It is more than just food but allows people of all cultures to enjoy the cuisine under one roof.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks is a family friendly restaurant that has various types of food and is welcoming to everyone. Sharkey's is the place to go for every occasion, while being an affordable neighborhood restaurant.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks

Small U Pick Farm that allows anyone to come and pick muscadine grapes from the Vineyard. 

Our mission is to empower each student to achieve academic and moral excellence in a faith-filled environment based on God's Word.

Stetson University is a small private college with its main campus in DeLand. It was founded in 1883 and has since been consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the country.

With such a unique name like Strippin' Lips, Captain Dave will give you a very unique experience for you, your friends, and family. Serving the Volusia Area for years, they will seriously put you on the fish!

Thai Kitchen is very family friendly and they strive to always make the customer happy. They have lots of options from meat to vegan. Whether it is to make a dish fully vegan, all you have to do is ask and they will gladly do it.

The mission of The Chiles Academy is to combine a community of support and guidance for pregnant and parenting students with the goal of attaining a high school diploma, which will empower them to become independent and responsible citizens.

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach is a small beachside theatre. It produces 8 shows each season and has been entertaining the community since 1947.

This bookstore has been supporting and promoting local in DeLand since 1980. Lots of different kinds of books can be found here including antiquarian books dating back to the 1700′s.

The Peabody Auditorium is a theater that first opened in Daytona Beach in 1949. Since then, it has hosted some of the worlds most influential musicians, amazing broadway shows, and world class orchestras.

UCF was founded in 1963, and has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation. With over 64,000 students and offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 colleges, and locations throughout Central Florida (Altamonte Springs, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Ocala, Palm Bay, Sanford/Lake Mary, South Lake, Valencia East, Valencia Osceola, Valencia West), plus online programs, UCF offers something for everyone. 

Volusia County offers a wide list of activities to dive into, including its Art and Culture, Parks and Trails, and County Attractions.

The Volusia County Public Library has 13 branches. 2 are in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, DeLand, Pierson, Deltona, DeBary, Lake Helen, and Orange City each have one.

An independent non-commercial educational public television station located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is owned and operated by Daytona State College.

Wild Rabbit Cafe & Bistro offers a plant based menu that caters to vegans and vegetarians and meat eaters as well. The menu is always evolving and has only the best products either locally bought or organic. 

Zen Bistro is a authentic Thai restaurant that has lots of cuisine options including vegan and vegetarian. The cooks use the freshest produce and finest ingredients they can find so each meal is held to the upmost highest standards.  

A homeschool support network for families in the Volusia Co., Florida area.
This is a Christian group, however; all are welcome. There are park days, and field trips.