INVENTORY OF INDUSTRIAL
Ham i I tan
Table of Contents
Part A---Natural Resources
Local Raw Materials
Part B--General Economy
General Remarks on Economy
Part D--Community Facilities
Sewage and Waste Disposal
Construction and Service Facilities
Hotels and Restaurants
Laundries and Dry Cleaners
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
101 Fifth Street South
Saint Petersburg 1, Florida
FLORIDA STATE ADVERTISING COMMISSION
311 North Calhoun Street
With the assistance of City officials
Part At--Natural Resources
Chief topographical features: Flat. Elevation, 154 feet above sea level,
Annual January Apri Jul October
Temperature averages 68.2 53,7 67,1 81.1 69.5
Rainfall averages 49.51 3.10 2.77 6.27 2.46
Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in Spring, February 23)
usual date of first killing frost in Fall, November 29; average length of
growing season, 297 days.
3. Local Raw Materialst
Timber: Slash pine and pulpwood are available f to 12 miles from town.
Bridges Lumber Company, Lewis Lumber Company, Camps Mill, J. T. Bridges,
0. C. Ratliff, C. B. Rentz, Gibson Pulpwood and C. E. Hill are the
Minerals: No minerals are produced in this section,
Agricultural products: Flue cured tobacco (3600 acres, approximately
4,000,000 pounds), peanuts, corn, cucumbers, watermelons and cantalopes are
the principal crops.
Other: Hogs and cattle.
Part B---eneral Economy
Eat. 1947 5 1940 1935 19302
County total 9,700 8,731 9,778 9,791 9,454
City total -1,734 1,722 1,722 1,748
Negroes in county 3,628 4,119 3,948 3,779
Negroes in city .-- 681 -- 619
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white; Negro,
Unions: No national unions are established in local industries.
Female employment: Approximately 10% of total employment is female. About
1% of the manufacturing employment is female.
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 600; unskilled Negro
male, 550; unskilled white female, 400; unskilled Negro female, 400;
skilled white male, $1.35; skilled Negro male, $1.00; skilled white
female, 600; skilled Negro female, 500.
General: There is a surplus of unskilled female white and Negro labor.
3. Retail Market:
General: Jasper serves as the retail trade center for Hamilton County and
the southern part of Echols County, Georgia.
1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $1,700.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, $964,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $146,00.*
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, $92,000.*
*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT survey of Buying Power, Further
reproduction not licensed.
4. Manufacturing Industries:
General: Total number of manufacturing establishments, 3; total number
employed at all manufacturing plants, 169.
Principal manufacturing industries: Maxwell Brothers, wood packing cases;
Jones and Son, ice; Jesse Fowler, concrete blocks.
5. New Industries:
General: One new industry, employing 14 persons, was established during 1946.
6. General Remarks on Economy:
Jasper, the county seat of Hamilton County, is located in a prosperous
.tobacco farming section and at present two tobacco warehouses are under
construction at a cost of $80,000. Small sawmills and the crate factory
add to the general wealth of the town.
Officials: Mayor, C. B. Rentz; City Attorney, Bamberg Harrell.
Special departments: The city has an active plumbing inspector.
Zoning: The city does not have a zoning ordinance.
Current city tax rate: Operations, 13 mills; debt service, 12 mills.
Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 13 mills; debt
service, 12 mills.
City basis of assessment: 50% of actual value.
Total assessed value of real property in city: $376,645.
City license tax on manufacturing plant; None,
City utility tax: Garbage tax, 500 per month for domestic and $1 for
Other major city taxes: Personal property taxes.
Current county tax rate: Operations, 17 mills; debt service, 0,
Bonded debt: City, $105,000; county, 0.
Other long-term obligations: None.
Part D--Community Facilities
1. Available Data;
Maps: City streets, trunk water mains, trunk sewers and power distribution
system maps are available.
2. Transportation Facilities:
Railroads: Jasper is served by an Atlantic Coast Line branch line with 24
freight trains daily and a Georgia and Southern Florida Railway branch line
with two combination passenger and freight trains 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 not available. Direct air express
service is not available.
2. Transportation Facilities: (Cont.)
Highway: U, S. Highway 41 and 129 and Florida Highway 6 pass through
Local bus service: None.
Intercity bus service: Daughtry M6tor Lines has two buses and Southeastern
Greyhound has eight buses daily through Jasper.
Intercity trucking facilities: Central Truck Lines proves trucking service
to all parts of Florida. Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Tampa are
the principal cities that may be reached by an overnight truck haul.
Air: Jasper Airport is three miles from town. The field has one 3,600
feet runway, one 4,800 feet runway and no hanger space. The field is open
to private planes. Charter cross country flights are offered by Kennedy
Aero Service. Scheduled commercial air transportation is not available.
Florida Power Corporation owns and operates the generating and distributing
systems. Copies of rate schedules may be obtained at the company's office
in High Springs.
Coal: Delivered cost is $17 per ton for domestic lump. Industrial stoker
is not used.
Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available.
Bottled gas: Jasper Gas and Appliance Company distributes butane,
Other: Wood and kerosene are available for fuel. Delivered cost is $8 per
cord for wood and 11.9# per gallon for kerosene.
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:
Sewage: Storm and sanitary sewers are installed. Sewers runs into
isolated pond. System is financed by regular budget.
Industrial wastes: The only industrial waste is fuel.
Garbage: Garbage is collected daily in the business district and twice
weekly in the residential section.
6. Water Supolv:
Source: Two wells. Present source is considered adequate for expansion.
Treatment: None. However, the water has been approved for drinking by
the State Board of Health.
Consumption: 75,000 gallons per day,
Present pumping capacity; 100,000 gallons per day.
Per 1,000 Gallons
First 4,000 gallons $,37i
Next 3,000 gallons .25
Next 3,000 gallons .20
Next 90,000 gallons .12L
Next 400,000 gallons .06
7. Communications Facilities:
Telephone service: Florida Telephone Corporation operates a manual exchange.
7. Communications Facilities: (Cont.)
Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
on weekdays and is open four hours each day on Sundays and holidays.
8. Educational Facilities:
Elementary Junior High High
Number of schools 1 1 1
Present enrollment 342 136 95
Number of schools 1 1 1
Present enrollment 212 37 7
Vocational training for white students: Agriculture, home economics and
Vocational training for Negro students: Agriculture.
Libraries: Jasper City Library.
9. Health Facilities:
City health department: City has no health department.
County health department: Staff of two doctors and two nurses. Operate a
10. Recreational Facilities:
Public parks: City park, has no playground equipment.
SAthletic fields: Football field, basketball court, baseball diamond and
playground, without equipment.
11. Police Protection:
City: Force consists of two policemen. Police use private cars without
radio equipment. Patrolmen are not uniformed. Regular beats are main-
tained at night. City jail is not approved for quartering Federal
County: Police protection outside the city limits is provided by the
county Sheriff. County jail is not approved for quartering Federal
12. Fire Protection:
City: Force consists of one fulltime and six volunteer firemen. City
has one engine and one station,
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 9.
County: No fire protection is available outside the city limits.
13. City Streets:
Mileage: Total, 25 miles; paved, 3 miles; gravelled, 0,
General: Asphalt is the major type of pavement used. Approximately 3%
of the streets are curbed and 25% have sidewalks. About 80% of the
streets should be rebuilt or extensively repaired during the next five
14. Banking Facilities:
General: Hamilton County Bank, total resources, $1,509,000,
15. Construction and Service Facilities:
Type and number: General contractors 3; architects, 0; land surveyors, 1;
general machine shops, 1; machine repair facilities, 4; foundries, 0;
automotive repair facilities, 5; consulting engineers, 0.
16. Retail Facilities:
Type and number: Dry goods stores, 5; department stores, 1; grocery stores,
5; drug stores, 2,
0 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.
17. Wholesale Facilities:
General: Jasper is not considered a wholesale distribution center. The
city operates special markets for the sale of tobacco and livestock.
Commercial cold storage, commercial freezing and public warehousing facil-
ities are available and adequate.
18. Housing Conditions:
General: There is a shortage of houses in Jasper.
19. Hotels and Restaurants:
Hotels: Number, 1; rooms, 16,
Restaurants: Number, 5; seating capacity, 300,
Weekly: Jasper News, circulation, 1,137.
S21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial laundries: Number, 1.
Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 2.
22. Civic Organizations:
Name and name of president: Lions, J. 0. Biddl..
Denomination: Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Church of God, and