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The City of DeLand is a town with a rich history and a close community, bound together by its unique heritage. Henry A. DeLand founded DeLand in 1876, with the purchase of a $1,000 plot of land. He decided to move to the area after visiting his brother-in-law, O.P. Terry, who was living in an area called Persimmon Hollow. Mr. DeLand was a prosperous businessman in New York, but chose to move to Persimmon Hollow
Mr. DeLand's plan was to develop the area by convincing settlers to come to DeLand and buy land from him. If they didn't like the area they could sell the land back to Mr. DeLand within the first two years of settlement. He became a generous benefactor to the settlers, enabling them to build schools and churches. The settlement was located near what is now Woodland Boulevard and New York Avenue. One winter there was such a bad freeze that the settlers of DeLand lost their crops. These people could no longer stay in DeLand, so Mr. DeLand bought all land back from them.
In 1883, Henry DeLand founded the DeLand Academy, but after the freeze of 1885, he no longer had the funds to support the Academy. John B. Stetson took over the endowment and the name of the academy was changed, upon the request of Mr. DeLand, to John B. Stetson University. The name was changed again in the 1990's to ,simply, Stetson University. The original building, which housed DeLand Academy, is still a part of Stetson University campus as an office building for the President of the University.
St Johns River History
Anybody who wants to get to know the West Volusia-DeLand area, must first learn something about the River. It winds for almost 300 miles through eastern Florida. Unlike most rivers of the United States, this one runs from south to north. Thatís because the swamplands in Brevard County, where the river originates, are slightly higher above sea level than Jacksonville, where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
West Volusia is in the middle of the Riverís course. The water is wide and deep, allowing for boat traffic ranging from tugs pushing huge oil barges to canoes paddled by sightseers. The coffee brown color of the water comes from the amount of vegetation in the rich loam at its bottom.
The Riverís gone by many names -- Il-la-ka, Rio de Corrientes, Riviere de Mai, Rio de San Mateo, Rio de San Juan, and St. Johns to list a few. Some of its names are lost, along with the languages of the people who first swam and fished in it, and hunted and lived along its banks. But, by whatever name itís called, the River always has been the economic backbone and the emotional heart of what now is called the DeLand-West Volusia area.
And itís been that way for roughly 15,000 years. Thereís no written record to show what went on during most of that time. Recorded history of the area begins only in 1513, when the Spanish arrived in Florida. But that represents only about 3 percent of the time that people have been living in West Volusia
Dry\Overcast and gloomy
|Temperature||93.2||93.2 at 3:59 PM
70.9 at 6:31 AM
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|Humidity||24%||82% at 5:40 AM
23% at 3:55 PM
|Pressure||29.91 in.||30.00 at 9:01 AM
29.91 at 3:15 PM
|Wind||0.0 SE||Last hour: 8.0 mph SE
Max day: 8.7 ESE
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