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Location: Ostee Cemetery Rd., Deltona, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 28° 53.492    W 081° 09.356
  28.89153333    -81.15593333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMKT06


The pioneer families of this cemetery put down roots on the Florida frontier-a place considered "desolate" at the time. In the 1850s, George and Adeline Sauls settled two miles west of here on a stage road. They constructed a large log home and raised ten children; farmed and kept livestock; served travelers; and joined Osteens, Carpenters, and other neighbors in the Saulsville community to organize a church, hire a school teacher, and society. In 1884, Sauls family members donated this burial ground, along with an African-American graveyard to the west.
When his long life had passed, George Sauls was remembered as "a leading spirit" in his special section of Volusia County

Volusia County Council