Part A---General Information
Davie is on the Lowrer East Coast of Florida, 10 miles
Lauderdale and 22 miles north of Miami. The Atlantic
east of Davie. The maximum elevation is from 5 to 10
southwest of Fort
Ocean is 7 miles
Florida Highway 7 passes 1 mile to the east of Davie.
enter Davie. There is no rail service into Davie and
except local. There are two local airports; however,
cial air transportation is not available.
Only county roads
no bus service
Brovard County had a population of 50,442 in 1945. The Davie Chamber of
Commerce estimated the population of Davie was 750 in March 1949.
(Based on U.S. Weather Bureau observations at Fort Lauderdale for a
When the original drainage canals were made in 1912, a few settlers started
pioneering on or near the canal banks. After the canals were completed, a
few families who worked on the Panama Canal, and who also worked on the local
canals, decided to settle here. hlli.- named the settlement "Zona" in honor of
the Panama Canal. Sore of those persons wore of Spanish decent, and the
Spanish language is still used in many homes here.
About 1916, a developer by the name of Davie subdivided the area and sold the
land to buyers throughout the North. He named the area Davie.
6. Major Sources of Income
Several thousand acres of citrus are under cultivation.
of soL. grass has taken a leading role. There are large
the area. Much of the income is from small farms.
cattle ranches in.
Part B--Recreation and Entertainment
1. Scial Events
An annual Orange Festival is held late in February. Large rodeos are held
annually on July 4, November 11, and during Orange Festival.
2. Athletic Events
3. Tourist Clubs
4. Recreational Clubs
5. Civic Organizations
American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club and Womants Club.
6. Organized Entertainment
Local events only.
7. Recreational Facilities
A large community building is open to the public for dances, parties and
meetings. Playgrounds for children are available.
Dove, quail and door are found in the area surrounding Davie. Most of the
land in this section is open to hunters. There are no hunting lodges or
Canals in and through town afford excellent fresh water fishing. This is
the main fresh water fishing area in Broward County. There are no fishing
lodges or camps,
2. Tourist Courts.
3. Guest Homes
4. Trailer Courts
5. Eating Places
Paults Restaurant and Walt and Lill's Acres.
Further information on Davie can be obtained from:
Mr. Kenneth King
Davie Kiwanis Club
R. F. D. No. 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(Prepared March 1949)