Facts and Photos : Ocala, Marion county, Florida (946)
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Marion County, Florida

SLOGAN:
Good as the Best for Fruit and Vegetables
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MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, situated in the central part of the State,
is recognized as the banner agricultural county of Florida. In the narrowest
portion of the peninsula, lying in the center of the ridge or backbone of the
State; its eastern boundary 30 miles from the Atlantic Coast; its western line 14 miles
of the Gulf Coast; kissed by the breezes of one or both at all times, giving the most
even temperature to be found in the State. Area of one million three hundred and thirty
thousand acres. Population, approximately 50,000.
Transportation Facilities.-Seaboard Air Line, Atlantic Coast Line, Ocala Northern,
Ocala Southwestern, Ocklawaha and Withlacoochee rivers.
No bonded indebtedness, only a small debt. With the low valuations from a
taxable standpoint, does not make the 25 mill tax rate appear excessive, assessments being
about one-third the cash value.
Price for lands governed by location, improvements, and class of soil, ranging from
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MARION COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE


PREFACE
We call your attention to facts and photos embodied herein. Pictures do not
misrepresent; these give reliable information about the county. Personal investigation
will show conservative information.
Detailed information can be secured by addressing
SECRETARY, Marion County Board of Trade.


OFFICERS
J. E. CHACE, PRESIDENT
GEO. MACKAY, VICE-PRESIDENT
J. D. ROONEY, SECRETARY
JAKE BROWN, TREASURER


BOARD OF GOVERNORS
J. M. MEFFERT
W. A. KNIGHT
A. C. COBB
J. C. BOOZER
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AGRICULTURE
No better soil to be found in the State.
Marion's chief industry is agriculture-over $5,000,000 paid for her products-which covers corn, oats,
hay, alfalfa, sweet and Irish potatoes, velvet beans, peanuts, cotton, cane, rice, and all trucking crops. More
than fifty different farm products from different farms on exhibition at Marion County Fair.
LIVE STOCK
Pure-bred dairy and beef cattle, with thousands of native cattle on our ranges. Large herds pure-bred
swine, sheep, horses, and mules for farming industry. Popular and extensive breeds of poultry. An all-the-
year-round market for butter, milk, eggs, and chickens.
TRUCK GARDENING
This industry, rapidly increasing every year the value alone from these products, will reach two and a half
to three million dollars. Cantaloupes, string-beans, watermelons, lettuce, tomatoes, English peas, onions, eggplant,
peppers, beets, squash, cucumbers, cauliflower, Irish potatoes, all grown in large quantities.
ORIGINAL BANNER CITRUS FRUIT COUNTY
Its early earned reputation as producing the best-keeping, finest and highest priced oranges and grape-
fruit in the State; more wild orange groves than any county. The most profitable groves in Florida are about
Orange Lake and Lake Weir.
FRUITS
Strawberries, figs, peaches and guavas, plums, grapes, and persimmons, all successfully grown. Pecans
cultivated and are excellent staple crops. Vegetables yield the greater profit.











CLIMATE AND RAINFALL
Average climate and rainfall of Ocala, the county
seat, during past twenty years:


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temperature Rainfall
57 deg. 2.75 in.
60 3.28 "
65 3.04 "
69 1.94 "
75 3.46 "
80 7.83
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81 7.68 "
79 7.33 "
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OPENING FOR
Furniture and Box Factory, Cold Storage Plant,
Peanut Cleaner and Huller, Hardwood Specialties,
Canning Factory, Sugar and Syrup Manufactory,
Broom Manufactory, Tannery, Boot and Shoe
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SCHOOLS
Marion County's school system ranks third in the
State in point of aggregate attendance and apportion-
ment of school funds, excelled only by Duval and
Hillsborough counties, in which Jacksonville and
Tampa are located. We have 122 schools in the
county; enrollment nearly 7,000 scholars; 199
teachers; school property valued at $125,000.00.
Just voted $75,000.00 bond issue for high school
and improvements. Municipal owned electric and
waterworks plants. The ideal location for tourists.
Her lakes the most attractive in Florida for winter
homes. Good home markets.

PURE WATER
Found by dug or bored wells, 20 to 100 feet.
Lake Weir, in the southern part of the county, recog-
nized as the prettiest body of water in the State.
An excellent industrial and manufacturing center.
The largest output of phosphate rock, lime, and
fuller's earth. Cigars equal to any manufactured.

Five hundred miles of good, hard roads.











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O the home seeker, the home builder, the tourist, those wanting
a winter home location, the one looking for an honest investment,
with satisfactory returns: Come to Ocala, Marion County,
Fla.; we can show more agricultural development, good roads,
satisfied farmers, cultivated farms, live stock, hogs, poultry, dairy farms,
and graded cattle than can be shown in any other section of the State.
Three splendid banks, and just opened a bank by our colored people,
who are representative and enterprising. All we ask is to come, let us
show you, convince you; then you will abide with us. We are doing
our best to aid all newcomers, help you to avoid mistakes, start you
right, stay with you that you may succeed. A satisfied and contented
home seeker is happy, and makes our best citizen-an asset to our
county and State. We welcome you-we will stand by you-
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T HIS COUNTY contains good land within its boundaries that will stand the test
of comparison with any section of Florida. Her resources are unlimited; the
industrious farmer can succeed. Don't fail to ask for additional information; every
inquiry is given careful attention, and only reliable and truthful facts are shown.
Write to-

MARION COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE
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