LAKE HAMILTON, FLORIDA
Part A---General Information
Lake Hamilton is in Central Florida, 41 miles southeast of Orlando and 46
miles east of Tampa. The town is on the shore of Lake Hamilton. The ele-
vation is 152 feet.
Florida Highway 17 passes through Lake Hamilton. The Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad provides rail service for Lake Hamilton. Bus service is provided
by the Greyhound Lines. Air service is not available.
Polk County had a population of 112,429 in 1945.
Hamilton was 347.
(From observations at Bartow, Florida)
The town, Lake Hamilton,
Major Sources of Income:
The population of Lake
was named for Lake Hamilton, the big lake which
The citrus industry is the main source of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Boat races on Lake Hamilton.
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal Organizations:
LAKE HAM'ILTON, FLORIDA
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Lake Hamilton has a municipal park, a shuffleboard court, and excellent
outdoor swimming facilities. ;'
Hunting is good in this area.
grounds. There are no hunting
It is about 13 miles to unposted hunting
lodges or hunting guides in this area.
Fresh water trout, bass, and catfish are caught in Lake Pierce, Lake
Hamilton, Lake Gordon, and Lake Crystal. There are no fishing camps or
fishing guides available. Rowboats can be rented at Lake Pierce for 250
Lake Hamilton has a Community Church.
There-are no hotels,
Lake Hamilton. Mrs.
tourist courts, trailer parks,.or eating
C. C. Dye operates a guest home.