Everywhere people have lived, people have died, and had their remains cared for. Cemeteries function as outdoor museums, teaching us about the lives of those before us.
Burials contain clues to the human past including settlement, subsistence, trade, and religious belief. The human remains in a burial tell only one part of the story. For all intentional burials, at least one person, if not many, were present to bury the deceased. These special places are a glimpse into the life of the individuals who settled and influenced our communities, and reflect the cultural practices and ways we care for others. Many of Volusia’s rural cemeteries are all that remains of once thriving settlements and the hopes and dreams of these pioneers.
Cemetery information provided by:
Julie Adams Scofield, AICP | Historic Preservation Officer
County of Volusia Parks, Recreation & Culture
202 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-5953 x 12008