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J. E. INGRAHAM SIDNEY HARRISON
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
C. D. BRUMLEY, Agent
The increasing population and production and the development that is going on shows
that people are becoming aware of the possibilities offered by Florida. Today many
eyes are turned towards Florida with an idea of locating, either permanently or as a
winter resident, and to those who may be fostering such ideas we ask the consideration
and personal investigation of Chuluota.
Location and Country
CHULUOTA is in the southern part of
Seminole County on the Okeechobee
Branch of the Florida East Coast Rail-
way, eighteen miles south of Maytown. This
is a rolling pine country dotted with numer-
ous fresh water lakes and has a general slope
towards the St. Johns River, about five miles
to the east of the townsite, in which the Econ-
lochatchee ends its winding course. Because
of the fertility of this section, affording an ex-
cellent range, and the unfailing water supply,
this has been used as a grazing ground since
the coming of the first settlers. Prior to this
the fast-disappearing Seminole Indians made
this their camping ground and lived on the
abundant game and fish.
This section has a maximum elevation of
sixty-three feet, a very even climate and is
particularly free from insects. The water is
excellent and it would be hard to find a more
The holdings of the Chuluota Company,
which comprises some ten thousand acres,
offers a variety of lands-sandy loam, gener-
ally with a clay or marl subsoil, also prairie
and some muck; adapted to general farming,
stock raising, trucking and citrus fruits.
Citrus Fruits and Trucking
HERE are several bearing groves in this
section and quite a few more are being
set out. The citrus fruit produced here
is excellent in size and flavor.
Owing to the previous lack of transportation
little has been done in the way of raising vege-
tables for market. However, the families liv-
ing here in growing vegetables for their own
use have met with first-class success and shows
what can be expected along this line. Lettuce,
cabbage, celery, tomatoes, Irish potatoes,
sweet potatoes, melons, radishes, onions, pep-
pers, cucumbers, cauliflower, eggplant, okra,
squash, beans and strawberries are to be seen
growing here in their respective seasons of the
Now that there is a means of marketing
these crops, early vegetables will become one
of the resources of this locality and the output
of citrus fruit will increase.
General Farming and
FOR general farming, poultry and stock
raising the Chuluota country is particu-
larly well suited, the soil being adapted
to the growing of general crops, forage crops
and various grasses, and the numerous lakes
furnish an abundant water supply. Florida
has many advantages over the North in stock
raising. Here can be raised three and four
crops a year; forage, for grazing and hay, can
be grown nearly the year round, and the mild
climate does away with the necessity of large
barns for the housing of the stock. Compare
this with the one crop a year of the northern
farmer, his short grazing season and the
expensive barns required to carry his stock
through the long winter months. Many are
becoming aware of the numerous advantages
offered by Florida for these purposes and the
results obtained are proving that their confi-
dence is not misplaced. The importation of
WATERMELONS AND CORN
blooded stock is already making a big showing,
and the native Florida range cattle and the
"razorback" hog, which have thrived for
years with no attention, will soon be of the
past, and pure blooded stock and grades will
take their place.
T HE roads throughout this territory are
exceptionally good. There is a good
road to Orlando, about twenty-four miles
to the southeast of Chuluota. A brick road
is being built from a point on the Sanford-
Orlando brick road, about six miles south of
Sanford, to Oviedo, a distance of twelve miles.
This will give a brick road from Chuluota to
Sanford, with the exception of six miles from
Chuluota to Oviedo, which is a good clay road.
A clay road is being constructed between
Chuluota and Geneva, a distance of six miles.
This road crosses the Seminole County road
which has recently been bridged over the St.
Johns River and connects with the Brevard
County road which comes out on the east
coast north of Titusville. These roads make
Chuluota easy to reach by automobile from
any direction and are invaluable to the people
in this section.
THE location of the townsite is ideal.
There is a gradual slope towards Lake
Mills, touching the southeast corner, and
Horseshoe Lake, on the southwest side of the
townsite, affording excellent drainage. Lake
Mills and Horseshoe Lake are good-sized
bodies of fresh water. Nearly in the center
of the townsite are Lake Catherine, covering
some twelve acres, and Spring Lake, about
half that size. The streets have been cleared
and graded and the main streets and boulevard
around Lake Catherine are hard surfaced.
The border between the road and the shore of
Lake Catherine has been set out to trees and
shrubs which will further beautify this already
There are several houses on the townsite.
The "Chuluota Inn," and the bungalow of the
Agent, Mr. C. D. Bumley, face Lake Cath-
erine. There are two general stores and just
north of the town is a saw mill.
The best of accommodations are furnished
by the "Chuluota Inn," a two-story brick
building with twenty rooms, electric lights,
hot-water heating system and all modern con-
veniences. The Inn has its own dairy and
poultry, which is a great help in maintaining
the excellent table. The mark of 100% given
by the Department of Hotel Commissioners
LAKE AND RIVER FISH
at the January, 1916, inspection serves as a
description of the "Chuluota Inn," better than
T HIS section has much to offer those de-
siring winter homes. The sportsman can
find excellent fishing in the numerous
lakes and the St. Johns River; and quail,
squirrel, turkey and an occasional deer are to
be had in the way of game. The good roads
and pretty country affords excellent trips for
the autoist. We would not recommend Chu-
luota to the winter resident desiring the social
life to be had in such resorts as St. Augustine,
Palm Beach or Miami, but to those who enjoy
the numerous attractions of the country and
an outdoor life we suggest this locality.
AT present a mixed train is operated over
the Okeechobee Branch both ways, daily,
except Sunday. This service will be
greatly improved with the completion of the
cut-off which is now under construction be-
tween New Smyrna and Maytown, a distance
of about seventeen miles. This will lessen the
mileage to northern points by about thirty
miles, and consequently benefit Chuluota by
reduction in freight and passenger rates and
betterment of train service. South-bound
train leaves Titusville at 4.00 p. m., arrives
Chuluota, 6.14 p. m., where there is a supper
stop. North-bound train leaves Chuluota,
10.45 a. m., arrives Titusville, 1.00 p. m.
Fare from Jacksonville to Chuluota is $5.75.
Do not rely on this information regarding
train schedule and fare, which are subject to
change, and is only given in order that those
interested may form a general idea regarding
Prices and Terms
FARM LANDS-Price ranges from $25.00
to $75.00 per acre.
TOWN LOTS-Prices are generally from
$175.00 to $750.00 per lot. There are certain
restrictions regarding class of buildings to be
erected on lots fronting on Lake Catherine
and Spring Lake, which are the most desirable
and beautiful building sites.
TERMS-The usual terms are one-quarter
cash, balance in equal payments due in one,
two and three years, bearing 6% interest.
For further information regarding Chuluota,
C. D. BRUMLEY, Agent
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY Co.
Land and Industrial Department
J. E. INGRAHAM, Vice-President
St. Augustine, Fla.
L. LARSON, W. I. A.
155 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Ill.