MARIANNA, FLORIDA / v
Jackson County 0 itaar n
Part A---General Information
Marianna is in northwest Florida, 140 miles east of Pensacola, and 70 miles
west of Tallahassee. It is 55 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation
is 117 feet.
U. S. Highway 90, and Florida Highway 71, 73, 167 and 276 pass through Mari-
anna. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad provides rail service. Bus
service is provided by Greyhound Lines, Alaga Lines, Georgia Stages, and Lee's
Coach Lines. Air service is provided by National Air Lines.
Jackson County had a population of 34,509 in 1945. The population of Mari-
anna was 5,526.
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 52.6 4.14 July 81.0 6.59
February 54.8 4.71 August 80.9 5.93
March 61.3 4.41 September 78.1 5.51
April 66.9 3.87 October 68.8 2.84
May 74.2 3.96 November 59.0 2.86
June 79.7 4.96 December 53.3 4.91
Annual 67.6 54.69
Marianna was founded by Robert Beveridge and his business partner in 1823.
The name was derived from a combination of the two founders' wives' first
names. Jackson County was established August 12, 1822, after Florida had
been a part of the United States about one year.
6. Maior Sources of Income:
Agriculture and manufacturing provide the main sources of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Jackson County Fair, October.
Halloween Carnival, October.
Armistice Day Parade, November~ll.
Friar Barreda Day at Florida Caverns, nearest Sunday to June 12.
Easter Sunrise services at Florida Caverns State Park,
2. Athletic Events:
Regular scheduled football, basketball, and baseball games.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
Marianna Country Club, nine hole golf course; dues $10 per year, greens fee
Marianna Aero Club, by membership only.
5. Civic Organizations:
Business and Professional Women's Club
Junior Woman's Club
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
D. A. V. clubhouse at Blue Springs is open to members. There is an outdoor
swimming pool at former Jackson County Veterans Club, admission fee 40 cents.
Marianna Golf Course, nine holes, greens fee 75 cents, is located at Florida
Caverns State Park.
Quail, dove, squirrels, turkeys, and duck are found in this section. There
are unposted hunting grounds within a 50 mile radius of Marianna. Hunting
guides are available. There are no hunting lodges.
Fresh water bass, bream, shellcrackers, and jack are caught in Merritts Lake,
Chipola River, Ocheesee Pond, Compass Lake, Round Lake, and Waddell Mill Pond,
Camp Gouldin is a fishing camp. Fishing guides and fishing boats are avail-
able. Boats rent for. 1 per day.
Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and Assembly of God denominations
have services in Marianna,
Name Rooms Rate Plan
Chipola 114 $2 up European
New Stone 19 $1.50 up European
Rhyne 24 .(Now closed)
Runnymeade 20 $1 up European
2. Tourist Courts:
Copeland's, six cabins, $3.50 up, two miles to eating place.
Del Ray, $2.25 up, two miles to eating place.
Lee's, $2 up, meals served.
Malloy's, 23 cabins, $3.50 up meals served.
Peacock's, 20 cabins, $1.50 up, one mile to eating place.
3. Guest Homes:
Lafayette, 509 W. Lafayette, $1 up.
01' South, 128 W. Lafayette, $2 up.
Traveler's Home, 435 W. Lafayette, $1.25 up,
4. Trailer Parks:
Copeland's, U. S. Highway 90, electrical, water and drain connections;
small grocery adjacent.
5. Specialized Eatina Places:.
Chipola Hotel Coffee Shop
Salads and dressings
Sea foods, steaks
Sea foods, steaks
Home cooked meals
Sea foods, steaks
Further information on Marianna can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE