Deland, FL Volusia Country Land 0. acre for sale in Deland, FL

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Lake County is a great residential location in Deland. Lot 2 stretches over 15,000 Sq Ft of land in Lake, Florida

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 297,052. Itscounty seat is Tavares, and its largest city is Clermont. Lake County is included in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lake County was created in 1887 from portions of Sumter County and Orange County. It was named for the numerous lakes in the area. There are approximately 1,400 named lakes. Lake County is also home to Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in peninsular Florida, at 312 feet (95 m) above sea level. During the Great Depression, citrus became the leading industry in Lake County. The influence of the Ku Klux Klan rose in the county. American heavy metal guitarist Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash in Leesburg on Friday March 19, 1982. Rhoads had played in the then nascent Ozzy Osbourne solo band following his tenure in Quiet Riot. In 1949 the Groveland Four, Ernest Thomas, Charles Greenlee, Samuel Shepherd and Walter Irvin, were wrongly convicted of rape. The convictions were eventually overturned by the U. S. Supreme Court in a case argued byNAACP special counsel Thurgood Marshall. However, Ernest Thomas had already been killed by a lynch mob. Samuel Shepard and Walter Irvin were shot by Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall while being transferred, in handcuffs, to the Lake County jail. The descendants of the Groveland Four petitioned Florida governor Rick Scott in 2012 for an apology from the State of Florida, citing new evidence from an FBI file on the case that no rape ever occurred. The 2012 book Devil in the Grove documents this episode. On February 2, 2007, a series of early morning tornadoes killed at least 20 people in the area. Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency.

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