|VOLUSIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE|
||101 N. Alabama Avenue|
DeLand, FL 32724
Volusia County was established in 1854. It was named for the port of Volusia along the St. John's River on the county's western side. The origins of the word "Volusia" are unclear, though there are several theories.
Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2005 estimate for the county's population was 496,575. Although Daytona Beach is Volusia County's best-known city, its county seat is DeLand, and its most populous city is currently Deltona.
Volusia County is the sole county of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is the 101st-largest metro area by population in the United States as of the 2004 Census estimate. Volusia County is traversed from north to south by the important highways Interstate 95 and US Route 1. It also sits at the northeastern end of the Interstate 4, where it merges with Interstate 95.