Part A---General Information
Holt is in
West Florida, 40 miles west of Pensacola, and 12 miles east of
It is near the Yellow River and the Black Water River, and 28
the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is about 193 feet.
U. S. Highway 90 passes through Holt.
provides rail service. Bus service is
service is not available.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad
provided by Greyhound Lines. Air
Okaloosa County had a population of 16,155 in 1945. The population of Holt
is an estimated 500.
(From observations at Niceville, Florida.)
The Holt family settled in this vicinity 75 years
6. Major Sources of Income:
ago, and the town was named
Agriculture, commercial fishing, public work at Eglin Field, and the State
Fish Hatchery are the main sources of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
School athletic events are scheduled during the school term.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6, Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Quail, deer, and squirrels are found in this section. There are unposted
hunting grounds in the immediate vicinity. It is just four miles to the
former Choctawhatchee National Forest area where deer are hunted. The area
is now a part of Eglin Field and a hunting permit must be obtained from the
Air Force. Hunting guides and hunting lodges are not available.
Fresh water bass, bream, and catfish are caught in Yellow River and Black-
water River. Salt water fish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Broxson
fishing camp has outdoor cooking facilities and 20 fishing boats that
are rented for $1 per day. Fishing guides and charter fishing boats are not
Methodist, Baptist,.and Pentecostal denominations have services in Holt.
There are no hotels, guest homes, trailer parks, or specialized eating
places in Holt. There are two tourist courts:
All-State Tourist Camp, two cabins, $2 single
$3 double, two miles from eating place.
Galliver Tourist Cabins.
Further information on Holt can be obtained from:
OKALOOSA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE