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: VID00049
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001689269
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DAVENPORT, FLORIDA

Polk County



1. LocatioS .

Davenport is in Polk County in the Central Ridge Section of Florida. It
is 36 miles southwest of Orlando and 72 miles east of Tampa. Lake Daven-
port and Horse Creek are the major bodies of rater nearby. .Davenport's
elevation is 136 feet.

2. Transportation:

U. S. Highways 92 and 17 pass through Davenport. Florida Highway 547
provides access to other nearby communities. The Atlantic Coast Line
provides rail transportation. Greyhound Lines provides bus service. Air
service is not available.

3. Population:


Polk County had a population of 112,429 in 1945.
port vas 637.

4. Climate:

(From observations at Bartow, Florida.)


The population of Daven-


\'ormal
Temperature


Normal
Rainfall


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


Normal
Te&6erature

81.6
81.8
80.1
74.3
66.3
61.7
72.2


5. History:

Davenport was named for Fort Davenport, a nearby
Seminole Indian '.ars. The community was started


Army post during the
to serve the Naval


stores industry that once thrived in this section. The extensive growth
of citrus groves is responsible for the development of Davenport.


6. .Major Sources of Income:


Citrus growing'and processing provide the main source of
Hill iruit Products, Inc., a citrus candy factory and an
instrument factory are located in Davenport.


income. Holly
electrical


Part B---Recreation and Entertainment


1. Special Events:

None.

2. Athletic Events:


Football on Friday nights four miles away.

3. Tourist Clubs:

None.

4. Recrentional Clubs:

None.


-1-


January
February
.Earch
April
M ay
June


61.4
63.4
67.2
71.5
76.7
80.3


2.65
2.70
2.95
2.43
4.82
8.33


Normal
.Rainfall


8.36
8.05
7.53
3.63
1,62
2.24
55.31









DAVENPORT, FLORIDA

5. Civic Organizations:
There is a .oman's Club in Davenport. Rotary and Kiwanis meet at Haines
City, four miles from Davenport.
6. Fraternal Organizations:

Elks and Masons meet at Haines City, four miles from Davenport.


7. Organized Entertainment:
None.
8. Recreational Facilities:


Miniature golf course and swimming.
9. Hunting:
Quail, deer, rabbits, turkeys and foxes are found in this section. It is
approximately three miles to unposted hunting grounds. There are no hunting
lodges in this vicinity. Grady Rewis and Vance Rewis are hunting guides.
Their fee is *,7 a day.
10. Fishing:

Fresh water bass, bream, and catfish are caught in Lake Davenport, Lake St.
Charles, Lake Geneva, and Tower Lake. There are no fishing camps in the
vicinity. No charter fishing boats are available. Clifford Brooks is a
fishing guide. His fee is ,7 a day.
11. Churches:
The Baptist and .Iethcdist churches have services in Davenport.
Part C---Accommodations


1. Hotels:

Holly Hill, 50 rooms.
2. Tourist Courts:
Voodlawn, has dining room facilities adjoining.


3. Guest Homes:
Percy Cromarti
Henry Zentmeyer
H. F. :eir Apartments
Holly Hill Fruit Products


Apartments


4, Trailer Courts:
The Pines, owned by C. E. Uilliams


Specialized Eating Places:


Name


Speciality


Holly Hill Hotel
Hiway Soda Shop
Sundial Restaurant
Cottage Cafe
Silver Bar and Grill


Steaks and chicken


Further information on Davenport can be obtained from:
H. T. Nafziger
Box 641
DUvenport, Florida


I


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