Volusia County was developed in 1854 with a population of a mere 600 people. The county is named for the small river community of Volusia, an important military supply depot during the second Seminole War. The coastal county is now home to more than 400,000 people. With 47 miles of beachfront and destinations including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County is a popular vacation area. In addition to beach related attractions, Volusia County is perhaps most known for its sugar mill ruins; however, visitors should also consider the 19th and 20th century house museums, significant military sites, and prehistoric shell mound sites. (http://volusiahistory.com)