Part A--General Information
1, Location: : ., -
Hampton is located in north central Florida, 50 miles southwest of Jackson-
ville, 40 miles northwest of Palatka and 20 miles northeast of Gainesville.
Florida Highways 18 and 221 pass through Hampton. Rail transportation is
provided by Seaboard Air Line and Georgia Southern and Florida railways.
Greyhound Lines provides bus transportation.
Bradford County had a
Hampton was 408.
population of 10,730 in 1945. The population of
(From observations at Eaiford, Florida.)
Hampton was founded about 1870 and was named for
6. Major Sources of Income:
the first postmaster, a
This section is dependent mainly on agriculture and livestock.
Part B---Recroation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal Organizations:
There is a Masonic lodge at Starke, six miles away.
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Little Sante Fe Lake, one mile from town, has an excellent beach. Gold Head
State Park is only a short distance from Hampton.
Quail, dove, foxes and bobcats are found in this section. No property in
the vicinity is posted. Hunting guides can be obtained by local'inquiry.
An organized deer hunt is held every December in the Ocala National Forest,
60 miles away. .
Bass, bream and other fresh vater fish'are caught in 25 lake' in'the immedi--
ate vicinity. There are no fishing camps or charter'fishing boats here.
Fishing guides are not necessary.
Missionary Baptist, Methodist and Christian churches have services in
Hampton. Catholic services are held at Sttrke, six miles away.
2. Tourist Courts:
3. Guest Homes:
F. L. Williams, Irs. 0. G. Pearce and Mrs. W. C. Collins
homes. The rate is $2.50 at each place.
4. Trailer Parks:
5. Eating Places:
Mrs. Eva Pearce serves meals.
The Postmaster, Hampton, Florida, will answer any inquiries