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Lake Helen

Volusia County

Year Founded: 1888


The city was named for Helen, daughter of Henry Deland, the northern industrialist who founded the city. Early history included citrus, lumber and tourist activities. Recent history includes the city being the original home for the famous Nautilus exercise equipment. Rural in nature, Lake Helen is basically a “bedroom” community.

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