Introduction to De Land, Florida

De Land, Florida, in Volusia county, is 9 miles N of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 92 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is included in the Daytona Beach metropolitan area.

De Land History

Previously, this area was known as Persimmon Hollow because of the wild persimmon trees that grow around the spring. In 1876, Henry A. DeLand founded this town. He envisioned this area as a citrus, agricultural and tourism center. The city was incorporated in 1882 and became a county seat in 1887. De Land was the first city in Florida that had electricity. Later in 1883, Henry A. DeLand also established DeLand Academy, which is the first private college of Florida.

De Land and Nearby Attractions

  • Chief Master at Arms House.
  • Alexander Haynes House.
  • Downtown DeLand Historic District.
  • Volusia County Fair and Expo Center.
  • DeLand Hall.
  • Volusia Speedway Park.

Things To Do In De Land

The city of De Land features several recreational activities such as basketball courts, swimming, fishing, hiking and football fields. The city also offers a number of dining options and shopping areas. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of the various fresh water springs of De Land.

De Land Transportation

The city is served by the Daytona Beach International Airport.

De Land Higher Education

The city is served by Stetson University.

De Land Almanac

Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Deltona, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City92 miles S of Jacksonville, Florida
Metro AreaDaytona Beach
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Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

De Land Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip57 inches
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
Distance39.5 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp60 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 83 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daytona Beach62,726$40,100
Lake Helen2,643$53,684
Orange City11,023$44,118
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School of Technology and Hall of Science (John B. Stetson University) c1904.

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School of Technology and Hall of Science (John B. Stetson University) c1904.

John B. Stetson University School of Technology & Hall of Science between 1900 and 1910

Chaudoin Hall (John B. Stetson University) between 1900 and 1906

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