“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in De Leon Springs, Florida

Clickable Map of Volusia County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Volusia County, FL (388) Brevard County, FL (316) Flagler County, FL (64) Lake County, FL (52) Marion County, FL (198) Orange County, FL (190) Putnam County, FL (54) Seminole County, FL (138)  VolusiaCounty(388) Volusia County (388)  BrevardCounty(316) Brevard County (316)  FlaglerCounty(64) Flagler County (64)  LakeCounty(52) Lake County (52)  MarionCounty(198) Marion County (198)  OrangeCounty(190) Orange County (190)  PutnamCounty(54) Putnam County (54)  SeminoleCounty(138) Seminole County (138)
DeLand is the county seat for Volusia County
De Leon Springs is in Volusia County
      Volusia County (388)  
      Brevard County (316)  
      Flagler County (64)  
      Lake County (52)  
      Marion County (198)  
      Orange County (190)  
      Putnam County (54)  
      Seminole County (138)  
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1Florida (Volusia County), De Leon Springs — Ponce De Leon SpringsFlorida's Roadside Attractions
The roadside tourist attraction industry started in the 1930's after the Great Depression. During this time, automobiles replaced trains as the main mode of transportation. After World War II, millions of visitors began making Florida their annual . . . Map (db m188500) HM
2Florida (Volusia County), De Leon Springs — Sugar Mill Machinery
Two examples of sugar cane crushing machinery from the mid-1800s are shown below. Dunlawton Plantation used machinery similar to what you see displayed here but the mill was steam powered. Spring Garden Plantation (here) was the only water powered . . . Map (db m189225) HM
3Florida (Volusia County), De Leon Springs — Sugar Mill Wheel
This artifact is all that remains of the original sugar mill wheel. The sugar mill was constructed in the 1830s and operated until 1864, when the property was Spring Garden Plantation. The wheel powered the machinery that pressed sugar cane for its . . . Map (db m189215) HM
4Florida (Volusia County), De Leon Springs — The Fountain of Youth
To attract tourists in the 1880s, local business owners changed the name of this property from Spring Garden to Ponce De Leon Springs. The area was advertised in northern states as a winter resort with its own Fountain of Youth, pouring out . . . Map (db m195498) HM
5Florida (Volusia County), De Leon Springs — The Hotel Clubhouse
In the early 1920s, F. N. Conrad purchased the spring and some of the surrounding property. His plan was to "preserve and enhance the natural beauty of this historical place." With a design from a landscape architect, Conrad constructed the Ponce . . . Map (db m195497) HM
6Florida (Volusia County), De Leon Springs — Who Built the Sugar Mill?
In front of you is the sugar train, which was used to boil cane juice to produce sugar. Enslaved Africans constructed the bottom 5-6 rows of bricks in the 1850s. This is all that remains of their work here when the area was Spring Garden Plantation . . . Map (db m189217) HM
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Nov. 28, 2022