Daytona Beach, Florida
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Daytona Beach is a city located along the eastern-most portion of the present-day U.S. state of Florida’s protuberance. Prior to European invasion, this area was inhabited by the Timucuan peoples. Unfortunately, through the ruthless processes of European invasion, war, enslavement, and disease, the Timucuan peoples were wiped out or assimilated by the 18th century. Prior to the Second Seminole War, the Seminole peoples also lived in the area.
During the English occupation of Florida between 1763 and 1783, the King’s Road passed through what would become the modern-day site of Daytona Beach. Following the American Revolutionary War, Florida was passed back to the Spanish Crown. In 1804, Samuel Williams received a land grant of 3,000 acres from the Spanish in this area. However, by 1835 the Orange Grove Plantation the Williams family (and their slaves) had established was burned down during the Second Seminole War.
In 1871, Mathias Day, Jr. purchased this area and built a hotel there. The city gradually grew from there. Although Day quickly lost the title to this land in 1872, the other residents still named the growing settlement after him. Daytona Beach, Florida was officially incorporated into a town in July of 1876.
Today, according to a 2014 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, Daytona Beach, Florida has a total population of 63,011 people. Daytona Beach, Florida, of course, is also considered a principal city of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida metropolitan statistical area. The Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida metropolitan statistical area, according to that same 2014 estimate, has a total population of 609,939 people. This makes it the 90th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Daytona Beach, Florida is known for its tourism industry. In fact, Daytona Beach, Florida is so well known for attracting tourists it is considered a principal city of the ‘Fun Coast’ region of Florida. In 2004, Daytona Beach, Florida had 8 million visitors. However, before moving on to the city’s attractions, it is important to note major corporations either headquartered or with heavy presences in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. These corporations include Brown & Brown, Halifax Health, Halifax Media Group, Gambro-Rental Products, Ladies Professional Golf Association, International Speedway Corporation, and of course, NASCAR.
Daytona Beach, Florida is well known as the home of NASCAR. In fact, one of the city’s most well-known attractions is undoubtedly Daytona International Speedway. This race track, which opened in 1959, has the seating capacity for a whopping 101,000 people! It is home to the annual Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in the NASCAR circuit, and the race which kicks the circuit off every year in February. This race attracts over 200,000 NASCAR fans! Of course, this race track hosts a plethora of other races as well such as ARCA, AMA Superbike, USCC, SCCA, the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Race, and Motocross.
Daytona Beach, Florida’s sports scene isn’t just about car motors, though. The city is also home to Bike Week, Biketoberfest, and the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race. Daytona, Beach Florida also boasts Baseball’s Florida State League’s Daytona Tortugas, who are a Double A farm team for MLB’s Cincinnati Reds. The Tortugas play at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark and have 6 league titles to their names.
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