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Kalamazoo, Florida

Coordinates: 28°50′46″N 081°06′36″W / 28.84611°N 81.11000°W / 28.84611; -81.11000
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Kalamazoo, Florida
Kalamazoo - The geographic center is on private property near the tree in center frame
Kalamazoo is located in Volusia County
Coordinates: 28°50′46″N 081°06′36″W / 28.84611°N 81.11000°W / 28.84611; -81.11000
Country United States
State Florida
County Volusia
20 ft (6 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
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Area code386
GNIS feature ID294821[1]

Kalamazoo is an unincorporated community located in southwest Volusia County, Florida. As of 2011, Kalamazoo is private property.



According to longtime area residents, Kalamazoo was named for the many people who moved there from Michigan.[2]

The name may also allude to celery farming in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for which that city was noted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[3] In 1908, a company was capitalized with $25,000 to develop a celery farm on 10,000 acres in Kalamazoo, Florida, following on the success of celery farming in nearby Sanford. Its president was C. F. Walker of Savannah, Georgia.[4]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ Williamson, Ronald (May 11, 2008). "Echoes of the Past - A lonely highway Offers Few Clues to Communities' Former Importance". Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  3. ^ Peppel, Fred (February 2005). "Stalking the Celery City". Kalamazoo Public Library. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "New Celery Growing Colony Established". The Florida East Coast Homeseeker. 10: 87. January 1908.