Volusia County 4
Part A---General Information /-
Osteen is in east Central Florida, eight miles northeast of Sanford, 20 miles
southeast of DeLand, and 27 miles southwest of New Smyrna Beach. It is near
Lake Monroe and the Saint Johns River. The elevation is 48 feet,
Florida Highway 415 passes through Osteen. Florida East Coast Railroad pro-
vides freight service. Bus and air service is not available.
Volusia County had a population of 58,492 in 1945. The population of Osteen
was about 300.
(From observations at DeLand, Florida.)
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
Annual 70.8 53.36
Osteen was founded by Hezekiah Ellis Osteen, father of the late Kirby Osteen,
whose widow, Mrs. Dennie Osteen, still resides in Osteen. The old house,
made of 12 inch hewn logs, known as Saulsville, is surrounded by the oldest
seedling grove in the state.
6. Major Sources of Income:
Citrus, cattle raising, truck farming, turpentining, and a local lumber
company are the main sources of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
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8. Recreational Facilities:
Swimming in local lakes.
Quail, duck, squirrels, turkeys, and deer are foumd in this section. There
are unposted hunting grounds in the immediate vicinity. Hunting lodges and
guides are not available.
Fresh water bass, bream, perch and catfish are caught in Lake Monroe and the
Saint Johns River. Fishing camps and fishing guides are not available, W. A.
Sloan rents boats at Lemon Bluff, on the Saint Johns River.
There are no hotels, tourist courts, guest homes, trailer parks, or specialized
eating places in Osteen.
Further information on Osteen can be obtained from: