Volusia County is named for Volusia Landing on the St. Johns River where a treaty was signed with the Seminoles and the name derived from Veluche, who was an early settler and tradesman.
Created: December 29, 1854
Enterprise 1854 – 1888
De Land 1888 – present
County Courthouse – De Land
Location: 101 North Alabama Avenue / East Indiana Street
Built: 2000 – 2001
Architect: Vitetta Group
Contractor: Haskell / Peck, A Joint Venture
Description: The building faces west and is a four story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. Over the central entrance rises a high square tower and along the first story are arches with a recessed entrance. The north and south wings project from the main building. The fourth story has a white colored facade and the walls on the central part of the building also have a white facade.
Old County Courthouse – De Land
Location: NE – West New York Avenue / Florida Avenue
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: W D Harper & Company
Contractor: James Peterson Construction Company and T K Apgar
Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is an “H” shape with the north and south sections being wide and the east and west center sections being recessed. The north front has a projecting center section with a large porch with two columns rising to a wide header. Along the roof line is a balustrade. The center of the building rises to four stories and on the center of the roof is a large dome with clock and green colored roof and with octagonal lantern at the top.
County Administration – De Land
Location: SE – Florida Avenue / West Rich Avenue
Built: 1986 – 1988
Architect: Spillis Candela Partners Inc.
Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Description: The building faces south and is a three story yellow and cream colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The west wing extends south and the north section has a curved front which connects the north wing. The north wing has an open arch on the first story and a reflecting pond extends south toward the old county courthouse. There is a large skylight in the interior. The building is named as the Thomas C Kelly Administration Center.
County Courthouse Annex– Daytona
Location: 125 East Orange Avenue / City Island Parkway
Built: 1969 – 1970
Architect: William Faust
Contractor: Wiggs & Maale
Description: The building faces west and s a three story cream colored stone facing structure. The west front of the rectangular building has a wide high porch supported by pillars. In the center is the entrance with a row of vertical windows above on the second and third stories. The porch extends around the building. The roof line is flat.
See: Located in the county is the Court of Appeal – Fifth Judicial District.
Old County Courthouse
Daytona County Courthouse Annex
Photos taken 2009 and 2018