Part A.---General Information .
Eustis is in Central Florida, 130 miles southwest of Jacksonville, 30 miles
northwest of Orlando, and 93 miles northeast of Tampa. The elevation is
from 86 to 150 feet.
Florida Highways 19 and 44 pass through Eustis. The ntlantic Coast Line
provides rail service. Bus service is provided by the Greyhound Lines.
nir service is not available.
The population of .ake County was 27,940 in 1945. The population of Eustis
increased from 3,281 in 1945 to an estimated 5,000 in 1947.
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temnerature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 59.7 2.54 July 82.4 7.24
February 61.7 2,44 ugust 82.4 6.02
Darch 66.6 2.95 September 80.1 5.75
npril 71.1 2.49 October 73.5 3.54
May : 76.9 4.23 November 65.4 1.89
June 80.8 6.13 December 60.4 2.35
,-nnual 71.8 47.57
S 5. History:
Eustis, first called Highlands, was settled in 1875. Its name was later
changed to Pendryville and then it was changed to Lake Eustis. It was
incorporated in 1881 as Eustis in honor of Brigadier General Abraham Eustis
who was in command of troops in this area during the Seminole War.
6. Major Sources of Income:
Eustis stands high in the county in the production and processing of citrus
fruits. Two canneries, four major packing houses, and several smaller plants o
offer growers a local market for fruit without long hauls. Eustis's tourist
industry is an important feature in its economic life both winter and summer.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Frequent trap and skeet shoots are featured at the Municipal Gun Club.
Eustis is state headquarters for State Auto Racing (miniature). Frequent
racing events are held, The Midwv:inter Open will be held February 22-23,
1948, Eushis's annual celebration -.ill b.- held on February 22. Eustis is
the home cf toe Lake Coun y tfa:..;: nd the Florida Spcrtsmen's Exposition. The
Florida Sportsmen's Exposition will be held during March 1948. Scheduled
9 events are held during the winter at the All States Tourist Club.
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
The A!.' St'ales Tourist Club has a fine recreation building in Ferran Park.
The olib ':ovides a seasonal program of entertainment and recreation.
Shuffleboard, tennis, card parties, and dancing are features of the recre-
ational program. The membership fee is $3 annually.
4, Recreational Clubs:
All States Tourist Club.
5. Civic Organizations:
The Rotary Club meets each Friday noon at Grand View Hotel. The Kiwanis
Club meets Wednesday noon at Grand View Hotel. The Lions Club meets each
Tuesday evening at the/Lions Rooms, Arborio Building.
6. Fraternal Oranizati-ons:
Elks, ns onic lodges and Knights of Pythias.
7. OrQgnized Entertainment:
The All States Tourist Club has organized entertainment for tourists.
8. Recreational Facilities:
Recreation Center Building is in Ferran Park. The town has shuffleboard
courts, tennis courts, and croquet courts. There is no golf course in town,
but there are three nine-hole courses and one 18-hole course within a few
Quail, dove, and small game are found in thissection.. It is approximately
five miles to unposted hunting grounds. There are no hunting lodges or
Fresh water bass, bream and perch can be caught in Lake Eustis, Lake Joanna
Yale, Lako Saunders and many other lakes nearby. Dumphys fishing camp and
Myers fishing camp, both on Lake Yale,' have boats and bait, A list of
fishing.camps in Lake County can be obtained from the Lake County Chamber
of Commerce, Court House, Tavares.
Baptist, Church of Christ, Christian Science, Church of God, Presbyterian,
Catholic, Episcopal, Seventh Day adventists, and Jehova's Uitnesses denomi-
nations have services in Eustis.
Grandview Hotel, 60 rooms, rates $2.50 up, European plan.
2. Tourist Courts:
3. Guest Homes:
The Greystone, 227 Center Street, rates $3 up.
Roach's,.404 Center Street, 82.50 up.
4. Trailer Parks:
Lake Saunders Trailer Camp will be ready for occupancy about November 1,
1947. It is on Florida Highway 19, two miles south of Eustis. It has
spaces for 25 trailers. Electricity, drain and water connections are
5. Specialized Eating Places:
Eslers Dutch Kitchen, by reservation only, speciality, chicken pie.
Further information on Eustis can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE