Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
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ASTOR, FLORIDA

Lake County

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Part A---General Information


1. Location:

Astor is in Central Florida, 100 miles south of Jacksonville, 42 miles west
of Daytona Beach, 40 miles southeast of Ocala, and 60 miles north of Orlando.
It is on the St. Johns River and near Lake Dexter and Lake George. The
elevation is 15 feet,

2. Transportation:

U. S. Highway 40 passes through Astor. Bus service is provided by Greyhound
Lines. Rail and air service is not available.

3. Population:

Lake County had a population of 27,946 in 1945. Astor is an unincorporated
town and its population figures were not reported.

4. Climate:

(From observations at Eustis, Florida.)


Normal
Temperature


59.7
61.7
66.6
71.1
76.9
80.8


Normal
Rainfall


2.54
2.44
2.95
2.49
4.23
6.13


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


Normal
Temperature


82.4
82.4
80.1
73.5
65.4
60.4
71.8


Normal
Rainfall


7.24
6.02
5.75
3.54
1.89
2.35
47.57


5. History:

Astor was named for John Jacob Astor.

6. Major Sources of Income:

Commercial fishing and saw mills are the main sources of income.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment


1. Special Events:

None.

2. Athletic Events:

None.


3. Tourist Clubs:

None.

4. Recreational Clubs:

None.

5. Civic Organizations:

None.

6. Fraternal Organizations:

None.

7. Organized Entertainment


None.


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8. Recreational Facilities:

None.

9. Hunting:


Deer, duck, and squirrels are found in this section. There are unposted
hunting grounds in the immediate vicinity. Hunting guides and hunting lodges
are not available.

10. Fishing:

.Fresh water bass, crappies, and bream are caught in the St. Johns River, Lake
George, and Lake Dexter. South IlIoon Camp is a fishing camp. Buck Dilliard
and J. 0. Johnson are fishing, guides .

11. Churches:

There is a Presbyterian Church in Astor.

Part C---Accommodations


There are
in istor.
ties, and


no hotels, guest homes, trailer parks, or specialized eating places
A tourist court has cottages for rent, light housekeeping facili-
a grocery store on grounds.


Additional information on Astor can be obtained from;

LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Tavares, Florida


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