Located on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula is the city of Ponce Inlet. Offering a relaxed, small-town lifestyle and unspoiled, uncrowded beaches, Ponce Inlet has become a popular destination for new residents and tourists alike. With its ideal location and long stretches of sand, Ponce Inlet provides the perfect setting for any number of water-based recreational activities. Volusia County hosts several fishing tournaments each year and Ponce Inlet is considered one of the area's prime spots for deep sea, pier, surf, river and freshwater fishing. The town is also home to several marinas.
The history of Ponce Inlet dates back to the 16th century. Ponce de Leon first explored the area in 1513. Control of the land remained unstable until 1803, when Antonio Pons was granted ownership of 175 acres of farmland. Pons died while serving Spain in the Patriots War in 1812 and in 1820, his widow received an additional 230 acres in return for her husband's service. Lumber soon became the main industry and the city then known as Ponce de Leon Inlet began to flourish. The area continued to prosper as local government was established and more people moved in.
In 1870, Congress secured a site within the inlet to build a lighthouse, which was completed in 1877. When Ponce Inlet was incorporated in 1963, the First Town Council was sworn in at the lighthouse. The building remained in service until 1970 and was later restored as a historic monument and museum. To this day, it marks the entrance to the inland waterways through Ponce Inlet. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station is the tallest in the state and a major tourist destination.
Ponce Inlet has a continuing commitment to education and students are served by the excellent Volusia County Public School District. Residents seeking higher education have a large selection of colleges and universities to choose from, including Daytona Beach Community College, Bethune-Cookman College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Central Florida.
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