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Holly Hill

Volusia County

Year Founded: 1901

History

This town was established about 1882 and was probably named for the prevalence of holly trees along the ridge. One historian states that, “One Mr. Fleming named the place in honor of his old home in Delaware.” The community’s first families set to work right away to build sawmills, homes, churches and schools in the midst of exotic flowers, fruits and a profusion of holly trees. Though fish, oysters and wild game were abundant, women and children often dug for coonties roots, which they grated and baked into pancakes to use in place of bread.

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