Daytona Beach is in the northeastern part of the state of Florida and a city in Volusia County that sits along the Atlantic Ocean and Halifax River that is on the southern side of Jacksonville. The area where Daytona Beach presently stands was inhabited by the Timucua Indians and that the Creeks people also lived in the site when the English settlers arrived wherein the plantations were then started during the 1760s. The estates that were established were later taken over by the American colonists after the end of the American Revolution. The community was founded by Mathias Day, who came from Ohio and was then named after him. In 1874, Day built a hotel, and the area was then developed to become a winter vacation spot of the Northerners.

Population 62,316  (-2.30%)

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