Volusia County |
Part A--General Information
DeLand is in the Central Ridge section of Florida, 108 miles south of Jackson-
ville, and 138 miles northeast of Tampa. DeLand is near the St. Johns River.
The elevation is from 16 to 51 feet.
U. S. Highways 17 and 92, and Florida Highways 11, 40 and 44 pass through
DeLand, The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad provides rail service. Bus service
is provided by Greyhound Lines. Air service is provided by Florida Airways.
Volusia County had a population of 58,492 in 1945. The population of Deland
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 59.3 2.49 July 81.4 7.30
February 61.0 2.59 August 81.5 7.14
March 65.5 3.12 September 79.4 6,68
April 69.6 2.56 October 72.9 4.68
May 75.6 4.72 November 64.4 1.88
June 79.6 7.62 December 59.7 2.58
AAnnal! 70.8 53.36
DeLand was founded in 1876 by Henry A. DeLand of Fairport, New York. Ponce
DeLeon Springs is seven miles north. An old sugar mill there denotes Spanish
and English origin, and parts of the ruins date back prior to 1763. According
to tradition, these springs were visited by Ponce De Leon, the Spanish cavalier
in his search for eternal youth.
6. Major Sources of Income:
The economy of DeLand is dependent upon John B. Stetson University, citrus
groves, agriculture, tourists, and manufacturing.
Part B--Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Golf tournaments, tennis-tournaments, skeet shoots and out-board motor races
are held in DeLand.
2. Athletic Eyents:
John B. Stetson University has football games and other intercollegiate aWh ct
3. 'Tourist Clubs:
DeLand Tourist Club, clubhouse and grounds, annual membership $1.
DeLand Shuffleboard Club, courts, annual membership $1.50.
DeLand Lawn Bowling Club, clubhouse and courts, annual membership $2.50.
4. Recreat4onal Ctubs: -
College Arms Golf Club, 18 holes, clubhouse privileges.
Lake Beresford Yacht Club, pier, harbor, clubhouse.
Volusia County Wild Life Association, skeet shooting, clubhouse.
5. Civic Organizations: ..
Chamber of Commerce
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Kiwanis. . .
Veterans of Foreign Wars .....
Junior Welfare League
Pilot Club .,
Woman's Club .
Business and Professional Women's Club .
Twentieth Century Club.
6. Fraterpal Oraanizations:
Modern Woodmen of America- : i,
Loyal Order of Moose
Knights of Pythias'.
Eastern Star '
7. Organized Entertainment:. .
Band cohcertp ..;
Forum lectures : .
Little Theatre plays .
8. Recreational Facilities: .
College Arms Golf Club, 18 holes, greens fee $1.50, .~.
Municipal Tennis Courts, no fee. ..... :.
DeLand Springs Pooly admission fee 35, .:.... . .
Blue Springs Pool, admission fee 100.
Shuffleboard Courts, annual fee $1.50. :
Bowling Courts Lawn, season fee $2.50.
Yacht Club, annual dues $10. Initiation fee $200 .
Ocean beaches, 22 miles from DeLand. .
Turkeys, quail, dove, duck, deer, squirrels, and rabbits are found-in .this ....
section. It is approximately five miles to unposted hunting grounds. No
hunting guides or hunting lodges are available.
Fresh water perch, black bass, bream, and shad are caught in the St. Johns
River and tributaries. Salt water fish are caught in the Atlantic Ocean 22
miles from DeLand. Fishing camps in the DeLand area are:
Blue Springs, W. Homer Smith, six miles south of DeLand, boats and cottagesi,
Burt's Recreation Park, DeLeon Springs, boats.
Camp South Moon, Phi Burnett, Astor Park, boats, bait, and cottages.
DeLand Fishing Camp, Bill Birr, Lake Beresford, boats, bait, guidesr-cottagos..
Ponce DeLeon.Springs, Walter Blanque, DeLeon Springs, boats, bait, hotel.
Tom Flowers Fishing Camp, DeLand, boats, bait and guides.
Baptist, Christian, Christian Scientist, Episcopal, Methodist, Lutheran,
Presbyterian, Church of Christ, and Catholic denominations have services at
Name Capacity Rat Plan
Hotel Putman 210 $3 up American o~rEuopean
Eastwood Terrace 42 $3 up American or European
Hotel Lexington 40 $4 up European
Franklin House 40 On request Aherican
Hutchinson Hall 20 $1 up American or European
S DeLand Hotel 90 On request European
Pope Hotel 50 On request European
DeSoto Hotel 60 $2 up American or European
Ponce DeLeon Springs 60 $8 up American
2. Tourist Courts:
Camp Orange, 30 cabins, two miles south of DeLand, Highway 17.
Club Boulevard and Cabins, 1201 S. Boulevard.
DeLand Cottage Court, Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Hartman, 1210 N. Boulevard.
DeRolph's Diner and Cabins, 1105 N. Boulevard.
Eureka Cottage Court, 830 S. Boulevard.
Locust Manor Tourist Court, 1500 South Boulevard.
Pleasant Day's Park, 1349 North Boulevard.
Sunland Cabins, W. D. Goodwin, U. S. Highway 17, 4 miles south of DeLand.
3. Guest Homes:
Rose Cottage, 704 N. Boulevard, (meals).
The Berwick, 213 W. Rich Avenue,
Mrs. Horace Byrd, 222 N. Sans Souci Avenue..
Colonial Guest Home, 332 W, New York Avenue.
Dixie Guest Home, 345 S. Boulevard.
Mrs. E. P. Frierson, 232 N. Boulevard.
Mrs. Lewsie Hagstrom, 236 S. Boulevard.
Mrs. Bettie Haynes, 339 N. Clara Avenue.
vPrs. Frances L. Gilliland, 222 W. Rich Avenue.
Mrs. L. F. Houston, 644 N. Boulevard.
Keuka Inn, 133 E. Rich Avenue.
Mrs. George H. Nicholson, 335 N. Boulevard.
The Preston, Mrs. Rose Preston, 309 N. Boulevard.
Princess Ann, Mrs. W. T. Whitley, 206 E. New York Avenue, (meals).
The Silver Oak, 244 E. New York Avenue.
Colin B. Stout, 302 W, New York Avenue.
Swaying Moss, 1704 S. Boulevard.
The Waverly, Mrs. Mary D. Drake, 118 W. Howry Avenue.
4. Trailer Park:
DeLand Municipal Trailer Park, located four blocks from business section;
laundry, showers, and restrooms available; daily rates are 750 fr .trailer
..and two adults and 250 for each additional adult; weekly rates are 03 for
trailer and two adults, $1 for each additional adult and 750 for each child.
Small additional charge for electricity.
DeLeon Springs Tourist Camp, R. H. Porter, DeLeon Springs.
Pleasant Day's Perk, 1349 N. Boulevard.
Royal Trailer Park, Mrs. Mary P. Gabriele, 1021 S. Boulevard.
Sha-de-Land Trailer Park, South Boulevard.
Silver Moon Cottages and Trailer Park, South Volusia Avenue, Orange City
(five miles south of DeLand).
5. Eating Places:
Gervais Cafe Rose Cottage & Tea Room
Dominick's Restaurant Lloyd's
Reese's Soda Shop Georgie Boy's Restaurant
Further information on DeLand can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
206 West New York Avenue