Osceola County \'
Part A---General Information
Kenansville is in Central Florida, 45 miles southeast of Kissimmee, the county
seat of Osceola County. Lake Marian is near Kenansville. The elevation is
Florida Highway 15 passes through Kenansville. Greyhound Lines provide bus
service. Air and rail service is not available.
Osceola County had a population of 10,562 in 1945. The population of
Kenansville was approximately 250.
(From observations at Kissimmee, Florida.)
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 61.3 2.43 July 81.9 7.55
February 62.3 2.70 August 82.1 7.06
March 67.2 2.94 September 80.2 5.51
April 71.4 2.48 October 74.5 4.01
May 76.7 4.50 November 66.9 1.93
June 0.4 6.65 December 61.5 2.30
Annual 72.2 50.06
Kenansville was established in 1913 when the Florida East Coast Railroad
started a branch line through this section. Mrs. Henry M. Flagler, wife of
the founder of the Florida East Coast Railway, donated the land and $6,000
for building a modern brick school. The name of the town was derived from
her maiden name, Kenan.
6. Major Sources of Income
Konansville is in the center of an important beef cattle section. Several
large ranches are located near here.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events
2. Athletic Events
3. Tourist Clubs
4. Recreational Clubs
5. Civic Organizations
6. Fraternal Organizations
7. Organized Entertainment
8. Recreational Facilities
Turkeys, quail, duck, deer, and squirrels are found in this section.
Arrangements may be made with owners for hunting rights on posted lands.
0. R. Bass, Jr., is a hunting guide. His fee is reasonable.
now camp is
bass, perch, bream and catfish can be caught in
under construction. Rates will be reasonable.
Rowboats can be rented from Alburty Arnold.for
Lake Marian. A
No fishing guides
The Baptist church has services in Kenansville.
There are no hotels, guest homes, trailer parks, or specialized eating places.
Roscoe Webb's Cabins are available for tourists. There are no regular eating
places, but arrangements can be made to obtain meals.