Osteen, Florida

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Osteen
—  Unincorporated community  —
Feed & Hay Store in Osteen
Osteen is located in Volusia County
Osteen
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°50′46″N 81°09′45″W / 28.84611°N 81.1625°W / 28.84611; -81.1625Coordinates: 28°50′46″N 81°09′45″W / 28.84611°N 81.1625°W / 28.84611; -81.1625[1]
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyVolusia
Elevation[1]46 ft (14 m)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s)32764
Area code(s)407
GNIS feature ID288269[1]
 
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Osteen
—  Unincorporated community  —
Feed & Hay Store in Osteen
Osteen is located in Volusia County
Osteen
Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°50′46″N 81°09′45″W / 28.84611°N 81.1625°W / 28.84611; -81.1625Coordinates: 28°50′46″N 81°09′45″W / 28.84611°N 81.1625°W / 28.84611; -81.1625[1]
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyVolusia
Elevation[1]46 ft (14 m)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s)32764
Area code(s)407
GNIS feature ID288269[1]

Osteen is an unincorporated community in the southwestern region of Volusia County, Florida, United States. It is home to the Hickory Bluff Preserve, a 150-acre nature preserve with hiking and horse trails.[2]

History

World War I Memorial in Osteen

Osteen was named after Hezikiah Osteen (1821–1904) a cattle rancher, who with his wife, Susan Gaskins Osteen (1826–1886), originally settled in the community in the 19th century. Prior to Osteen, the community was known as Saulsville. A member of the Osteen family fought for the Confederacy in the American Civil War, and was either wounded or killed in battle. [3] A plaque is dedicated to the founders of the city in the civic center that was built in 1968. The city was once incorporated and the abandoned city hall is located on the corner of Railroad Avenue just west of the post office. Also located within Osteen is the Cypress Point Golf Club, a nine-hole executive length golf course.

References

  1. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Hickory Bluff Preserve. Volusia County Government. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
  3. ^ Gold, Pleasant Daniel (1927). History of Volusia County Florida. Daytona Beach, FL: Higginson Book Company (reprint). pp. 81,89. ISBN 0-8328-7061-7. 

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