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Table of Contents -
Part A--Natural Resources
1. Geography 2
2. Climate 2
3. Local Raw Materials 2
Part B---General Economy
1. Population 2
2. Labor 2
3. Retail Market 2
1.. Administration 2
2. Finances 3
Part D--Community Facilities
1. Transportation Facilities 3
2. Power 3
3. Fuel 3
4. Sewage and Waste Disposal 3
5. Water Supply 4
6. Communications Facilities 4
7. Educational Facilities 4
8.. Health Facilities 4
9. Recreational Facilities 4
10.. Police Protection 4
11. Fire Protection 4
12. Banking Facilities 4
13. Construction and Service Facilities 5
14. Retail Facilities 5
15. Wholesale Facilities 5
16. Housing Conditions 5
17.. Hotels and Restaurants 5
18. Newspapers 5
19. Laundries and Dry Cleaners 5
20. Civic Orgainizations 5
21. Churches 5
GULF POWER COMPANY
FLORIDA STATE ADVERTISING COMMISSION
311 North Calhnun Street
8 Tallahassee, Florida
With the assistance of City officials.
Part A--Natural Resources
Chief topographical features: Flat.
Annual January Aril July October
Temperature averages 67.6 52,6 66.9 81.0 68.8
Rainfall averages 54,69 4.14 3.87 6.59 2.84
Growing season:- Usual date of last killing frost in Spring, March 3; usual
date of first killing frost in Fall, November 22; average length of growing
season, 263 days.
3. Local Raw Materials:
Timber: Pine and hardwoods are available five to 25 miles from town. McRae
Lumber Company is the principal producer.
Minerals: No minerals are produced in this area,
Agricultural products: Cotton, corn, peanuts, sweet potatoes, sugar cane,
watermelons, and vegetables.
Other: Hogs and cattle.
Part B---General Economy
Est, 1947 1945 1940 IM 1230
SCounty total 40,000 34,509 34,428 21,996 19,417
City total -- 1,388 1,181 1,165 1,012
Negroes in county 17,000 11,637 12,408 13,330 12,551
Negroes in city -- 304 -- 264
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white; Negro,
Unions: No national unions are established in local industries.
Female employment: Approximately 200 women are employed in manufacturing
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 604; unskilled Negro male, 600;
unskilled white female, 50-750; skilled white male, 75-900.
General: Male and female labor is available,
3. Retail Market:
General: Graceville serves the immediate vicinity only as the retail trade
1 1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $1,876.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $1,267,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $1,473,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug stores sales in county, $332,000.*
*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further reproduction
Officials: Mayor, T. M. Kinz; City Attorney, R. L. McCrary, Jr.
Current city tax rate: Operations, 12 mills; debt service, 13 mills.
Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 7 mills; debt service,
City license tax on manufacturing plant: Schedule may be obtained from City
City utility tax: 5%.
Other major city taxes: Personal property.
Current county tax rate: Operations, 16 mills; debt service, 0,
Average county tax rate for last five years: Operations, 14 mills; debt ser-.
Bonded debt: City, 0; county, $45,000.
Other long-term obligations: None.
Part D---Community Facilities
1. Transportation Facilities:
Railroad: Graceville is served by a Louisville and Nashville branch line with
one passenger and one freight train daily. Pick-up and delivery for less than
carload freight is available.
Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service. Free
pick-up and delivery for express is available. Air express service is avail-
able from Marianna.
& Highway: Florida Highways 2 and 77 pass through Graceville.
Local bus service: None.
Intercity bus service: None.
Intercity trucking facilities: Trucking facilities are not available. Panama
City, Dothan, Pensacola, Mobile and Jacksonville are the principal cities that
could be reached by an overnight truck haul.
Air: Marianna Municipal Airport, 6 miles away at Marianna, is the nearest air--.
port. The field has 36,000 square feet of hangar space and four 5,000 foot
runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter cross country flights
are available. Scheduled commercial air transportation is provided by National
Air Lines with two planes daily.
GulfPowcr Company owns and operates the generating and distributing systems.
Copies of rate schedules may be obtained at the company's office.
Coal: Delivered cost is $15 per ton for domestic lump. No industrial stoker
Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available,
Bottled gas: Bottled gas is not distributed.
4. Sewage and Waste Disposal:
Sewage: Sanitary sewers are installed. Septic tanks are used for disposal.
Present system is financed by assessment.
Garbage: Garbage is collected daily.
54 Water Supply:
Sburce: Deep well. Present source is considered adequate for expansion.
Pumping capacity: 576,000 gallons per day.
6. Communications Facilities:
Telephone service: Southern Bell
Telegraph service: Western Union
days and is closed on Sundays and
7. Educational Facilities:
Schools: Grades 1 through 12 are
Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a
has office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week
combined in one school.
Number of schools 1 1
Present enrollment 700 100
Vocational training for white students: Commercial subjects.
Vocational training for Negro students: None.
8. Health Facilities:
City health department: There is no city health department.
County health department: Staff of one doctor and two nurses. Does not oper-
ate a clinic.
Hospitals: No hospitals are located at Graceville. Jackson County Hospital,
in Marianna, a county-owned general hospital, has 100 beds, and the State
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, a:.state-owned tuberculosis hospital, has 200 beds.
9. Recreational Facilities:
Public parks: None.
Athletic fields: Football and baseball fields.
Other: One swimming pool, for which a fee is charged, and one publicly-oper-
10. Police Protection:
City: Force consists of two policemen. City has two police cars, without radio
equipment. Patrolmen are not uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
County: No police protection is available outside the city limits. County jail
is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
9 11. .Fire Protection:
City: Force consists of one full-time and: nhine volunteer firemen. City has
one engine and one station.
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.
County: No fire protection is available outside the city limits.
12. Banking Facilities:
General: Bank of Graceville, total resources, $1,425,553.03.
13. Construction and Service Facilities:
Type and number: General contractors, 0; architects, 0; land surveyors, 0;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 0; foundries, 0; auto-
motive repair *facilities, 4; consulting engineers, 0. All facilities but
foundries and consulting engineers are available in Marianna.
14. Retail Facilities:
Type and number: Dry goods stores, 4; department stores, 1; grocery stores,
14; drug stores, 2.
Parking: City has no parking meters.and no parking lots.
Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.
15. Wholesale Facilities:
General: Graceville is not considered the wholesale distribution center for
the area. Special markets are operated for the sale of cotton and livestock.
Commercial cold storage, and commercial freezing facilities are available and
adequate. Public warehousing facilities are not available.
16. Housing Conditions:
General: No houses are available.
17. Hotels and Restaurants:
Hotels: Number, 0.
Restaurants: Number, 2; seating capacity, 40.
Weekly: Graceville News, circulation, 1,000.
19. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial lauvdriest Number, 0.
Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 2.
20. Civic Organizations:
Name and name of president: Lions, Bernard Williams; Woman's Club, Mrs. Sallie
Brooks; P.T.A., Mrs. L. E. McCall.
Denomination: Methodist, Baptist, Assembly of God.