Eustis, FL

Eustis is is located in Lake County, Florida with a population of 18,558. It is known as “America’s Hometown,” and hosts the second oldest festival for George Washington's birthday.

Eustis is one of several towns in Lake County dating to the 1870s, a post Civil War era when settlers moved southward from other states into the Florida frontier. Eustis is named after Colonel Abraham Eustis who served in the U.S. Army in Florida during the early nineteenth century. Settlement at Eustis began in late 1875, with the arrival of several homesteaders including A.S. Pendry, who became the postmaster of the Pendryville post office in 1877. In 1879, Pendry platted 80 acres of his homestead as Pendryville; the name was soon changed to Lake Eustis, and then to simply Eustis. Before railroads reached central Florida, long distance travel and shipping relied on steamboats and early settlements were concentrated along navigable waterways. Steamboats along the St. Johns River connected Eustis with Mellonville (today Sanford) and Jacksonville. In Eustis, a boat landing on the lake at the foot of Macdonald Avenue was the primary shipping point, and established that street as a commercial corridor.

Funeral Home and Sympathy Delivery

Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors
326 E Orange Ave, Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 357-4193

Harden/Pauli Funeral Home
1617 S Bay St
Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 357-4126

Hayes Brothers Funeral Home Inc.
28 W Woodward Ave
Eustis, FL
(352) 589-4666

See the city's website here.

Visit the Eustis Chamber of Commerce here.