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De Bary

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.
Debary is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 15,559 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 16,211. DeBary is a residential and retirement community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.5 square kilometers.
DeBary has 12 parks, which vary from small playgrounds and baseball parks to a large 208-acre park. Gemini Springs Park is named for its free-flowing twin springs, with full recreational activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, and picnic areas. The newest park in the city is memorial park, a 2.5 acre site located at the corner of Dirksen Drive and Buena Vista Street. It is a passive park, which includes picnic pavillions, an F-15 airplane, and a 9-ton anchor from the USS Langley. Rob Sullivan Community Park is the largest sports park and is named for a former Council Member who was instrumental in the early development of the city’s park system. DeBary Parks and recreation department has a youth soccer league, a summer recreation program for ages 6 to 11, and a social each Monday for the 50 plus crowd.
De Bary Hall historic site is the restored winter home of Samuel Frederick deBary, the first settler in this region. Built in 1871, the 8,000 square feet Italianate architectural style mansion is open to the public with winning exhibits, multimedia programs, and docent-led tours. DeBary Hall Historic site has been on the National Register since 1972.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. De Bary enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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