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The city of DeLand is the County of Volusia County, in the State of Florida. The city gained recognition when recently on February 2, 2007. The city underwent a catastrophe in name of a tornado. The news channels all over covered the city areas. The city comes under the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach. The estimated population of the city was 436,575 in year 2006. The city is popular for restoration of its historic places. The famous Stetson University stands here and students from all over the world come to get degrees from here. Since past few years, the government of the city has taken concrete steps to rebuild the downtown of the city.
The area where DeLand now stands, was originally inhabitated by wild persimmon trees. This area came to be known as Persimmon Hollow. Only steamboats could reach to this place because of the wild growth during the springs. Historically, this area was occupied by Captain John Rich in 1874, who built his home in a log. Henry Addison DeLand came to this place and found the land ideal for agriculture. He found real potential in the land to grow into a successful tourism center. This is when he called the town after his name and bought all the surrounding area. DeLand worked day in and day out to lay foundations of the city, laying streets and standing up buildings. DeLand gained the status of the city in 1887. The city became popular for it was the only city at that time where there was electricity.
Later, Florida?s first ever college was built here, namely DeLand Academy. However, then misfortune struck DeLand, and the orange crop due was ruined. DeLand dissapointed left the area and moved back to his original residence in the north. The academy was left under the leadership of his friend John B.Stetson. This is how the name of the university changed to Stetson University, which was originally established in 1900, later developed into the first law school in the State of Florida. The school hosted many sports activities and the teams became to be popularly known as the Hatters. The city of DeLand features well-planned streets. A lot of houses built under the mediterranean style have been refurbished. One of the most famous among these architecture is the Athens Theatre which has developed into a huge entertainment platform.
The DeLand downtown has been restored. The most worthy among the new laid building is the Woodland Boulevard, which has now been named as the Downtown DeLand Hostoric District. Besides this, you will come across the Garden District which was lifted in 1900 and 1920 but underwent destruction during the World War II. In 1980s however, the neighbourhood again saw development. The city districts have undergone a revival phase. Recently a film was produced on the theme of the development of DeLand and the Garden District. The film was captured in the street of DeLand and was shown at the revived Thens Theatre.
The film gained popularity all over the world and was among seven film festivals, winning the Audience Choice Award. The famous Stetson University has a huge sports arena J. Ollie Edmunds Center, within the campus boundaries. Many games are hosted here. This arena was innagurated in 1974 and has a capacity for 5,000 audience. You will find the massive Melching Field, a baseball park having a capacity of 2,500 seats situated near the south of the DeLand. Many baseball games are hosted here and this has been selected as a venue for various championship events.
The Hatters team play here usually against the DeLand Red Hats. Another sports venue to be looked for when you visit DeLand is the Spec Martin Stadium.The stadium has hosted many soccer games especially was home of the Stetson University Hatters football team. In 1999, this stadium was also used to film a popular movie titled, The Waterboy. The major attraction of the city is the Skydive DeLand. The Skydive Deland lets you enjoy sky diving all year round. There are instructors available to professionally train you the skill of sky diving.This is mainly why whenever there is a discussion about sky diving, the name of DeLand comes.You will find many industries specialising in equipments required for sky diving here. Lots of tourist call DeLand as the skydiving capital of the world .