Part A---General Information
Elfers is on the West Coast of Florida, 40 miles northv:est of Tampa. Elfers
is near the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is approximately 35 feet.
U. S. Highway 19 passes through Elfers. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad pro-
vides freight and express.service, but passenger service is not available at
present. Bus service is provided by the Greyhound Lines. Air service is not
Pasco County had a population of 13,729
tovn and its population figures are not
(From observations at St. Leo, Florida)
in 1945. Elfers is an unincorporated
Elfers vas originally knorn as Sappling Woods because of its many pines. .It
was renamed Elfers by Mrs. Island, the postmaster in 1907. The tovn was
settled by fishermen.
6. Major Sources of Income:
Citrus groves and citrus plants provide the main sources of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
High school athletics are enjoyed during the school term.
made up of employees of Citrus Growers Association, plays
months a year.
One softball team
once a vieek eight
3. Tourist Clubs:
New Port Richey Tourist Club.
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Duck, quail, dove, rabbits, and squirrels are found in this section. It is
approximately five miles to unposted hunting grounds. There are no hunting
lodges near Elfers. Captain Bill Pittman, Elfers, Florida, is a hunting
Salt water redfish, grunts, and tarpon are caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fresh water fish are caught in small lakes near Elfers. There are no fishing
camps. Captain Bill Pittman-and Mike Olson are fishing guides. There are
no charter fishing boats available.
.Twp Baptist Churches have services in Elfers.
2. Tourist Courts:
3. Guest Homes:
Mrs. Oma Mitchell, rates $35 to $45 per month.
Mrs. St. Clair, Box 114, Elfers.
Mrs. A. Chamberlain, General Delivery, Elfers.
4. Trailer Parks:
5. Eating Places:
Walters General Store
NEWI PORT RICHEY TOURIST CLUB
New Port Richey, Florida