CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA
Part A---General Information
Cedar Key is-on the West Coast of Florida, 57 miles southwest of Gainesville.
It is on the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is 13 feet.
Florida Highway 24 passes through Cedar Key. Bus service is provided by
Greyhound Lines. Air and rail service is not available.
Levy County had a population 6f 9,902
in 1945. The population of Cedar Key
Cedar Key was founded in 1850. It was the southern terminus of the first
railroad built across Florida, and was the largest port on the Gulf during
1860 and 1890. The town was named Cedar Key because of its location on a
key, and because a vast amount of cedar was cut in this section to make
6. Major Sources of Income:
Commercial fishing and palmetto fiber industry provide the main sources of
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
Amateur and local sports.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
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CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA
5. Civic Organizations:
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Woman's Civic Club
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Turkeys, deer, and squirrels are found in this section. It is about six
miles to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting lodges are not available. J. H.
Gibson and Raddie Davis are hunting guides.
Salt water trout, red bass, and other salt water fish are caught in the Gulf
of Mexico. Fresh water bream and bass are caught in the Waccassassa River
and the Suwannee River. Tourist courts and rooming houses accommodate fisher-
men. The following are fishing guides:
J. E. Hartley, $20 per day
C. W. North, $20 per day
George Smith, $20 per day
Chester Collins, $20 per day
Charter fishing boats'are not available.
Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist, Christian, and Church of Christ denominations
have services in Cedar Key.
Name Rooms Rate Plan
Island Hotel 14 $2 up Both
Schlemmer House 12 $1.50 European
Cedar Key Hotel 14 il.50 European
2. Tourist Courts:
3. Guest Homes:
4. Trailer Parks:
Cedar Key Trailer Court, 20 spaces, electrical, water and drain connections.
5. Specialized Eating Places:
Ida's Lunch Sea foods
Wilkerson's Restaurant Sea foods
Island Hotel Sea foods
Further information on Cedar Key can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Cedar Key, Florida