Introduction to De Bary, Florida
De Bary, Florida, in Volusia county, is 2 miles SW of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 95 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Daytona Beach metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 15,559 people live in De Bary.
De Bary History
The area that is currently known as De Bary was originally inhabited by Timucuan Indians. They were replaced by the Seminoles around 1760. In 1821, Florida was obtained from Spain, but settlement was delayed by the Seminole Wars. A couple, Oliver and Amanda Arnett, bought some land to build a house. They sold 400 acres of land to Samuel Frederick DeBary in 1871. DeBary went on to develop this and adjoining areas further, and made it prosperous and famous. The city was named in his honor.
De Bary and nearby Attractions
- De Bary Hall Mansion
- Daytona Beach
- Gemini Springs Park
- St. Johns River
- Blue Spring State Park
De Bary Activities
Several events are held through the year. These include holiday lighting festivals, talent contests, art festivals, patriotic celebrations, the Halloween Haunted Hike, a Christmas Lighting Display contest and a Christmas Parade. There are many country clubs and golf courses in this area. People also enjoy horse riding. Furthermore, there are around 10 parks ranging from playgrounds to a huge 108 acre area which has been maintained in its natural state.
De Bary Transportation
Airplane trips can be planned from Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport.
De Bary Higher Education
Seminole Community College provides adult education to the area.