Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00150
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 001689269
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Volusia County if

Part A---General Information 1

1. Location

New Smyrna Beach is on the east coast of Florida, 106 miles south of Jackson-
ville, 244 miles north of Miami, 14 miles south of Daytona Beach and 26 miles
east of DeLand, It is on the Indian River, a short distance from the Atlantic
Ocean. The elevation is about 10 feet.

2. Transportation

U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highways A-l-A and 40 pass through New Smyrna
Beach. Florida East Coast Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is
provided by Greyhound Lines. Air service is not available,

3. Population

Volusia County had a population of 58,492 in 1945. The population of New
Smyrna Beach was 4,431.

4. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at DeLand for a 45-year period.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 59.3 2.49 July 81.4 7.30
February 61.0 2.59 August 81.5 7.14
March 65.5 3.12 September 79.4 6.68
April 69.6 2.56 October 72.9 4.68
May 75.6 4.72 November 64.4 1.88
June 79.6 7.62 December 59.7 2.58
Annual 70.8 53.36

5. History

Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish physician,.brought 1,500 colonists to this
area in 1767. Most of the colonists were from the Island of Minorca, east of
Spain. Others were Italians and Greeks. Ruins of the extensive sugar and
indigo plantations, roads and drainage canals established during the nine
years this colony remained, can still be seen. The ruins of the Spanish
Mission Atocuimi, built in the 1690's, and the foundations of an old fort of
unknown origin are interesting. The ocean bathing and motoring beach, with
its homes and shopping center, is 19 miles long. Because of a reef off shore,
it is considered one of the safest beaches from undertow in the state.

6. Maior Sources of Income

Agriculture and citrus provide $2,000,000 income annually, railroad shops
provide $1,000,000 annually, commercial fishing provides $250,000 annually,
and tourist trade provides $1,250,000 annually.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

Annual Rodeo, November 9, 10, 11.

2. Athletic Events

Softball league games are held every night.

3. Tourist Clubs

Tourist Club, dues $1 per year.
Shuffleboard Club, dues $1 per year.


4. Recreational Clubs

Anglers Yacht Club, dues $50.
Smyrna Yacht Club, dues $25.

5. Civic Organizations

American Legion Kiwanis
Chamber of Commerce Lions
Dads Club Rotary

6. Fraternal Organizations

Daughters of the American Revolution Odd Fellows
Eastern Star Royal Neighbors
Elks Woodmen of the World

7. Organized Entertainment

Organized tourist card parties, forums, dances, and pot luck dinners.

8. Recreational Facilities

There are three parks, shuffleboard courts, and tennis courts. New Smyrna
Beach is an excellent beach for swimming. The average water temperature is

9. Hunting

Hunting is good in this section.. It is approximately.four miles to unposted
hunting grounds, Hunting lodges and hunting guides are not available.

10. Fishing

Salt water trout, sheepshead, bass, whiting, pompano, and other salt water
fish are caught in Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Fresh water bass,
bream, and perch are caught in Lake Ashby and the St. Johns River. There are
five fishing camps within 10 miles on U. S. Highway 1, with boats, bait and
tackle. Overnight accommodations are available at some camps. Information
about fishing camps and fishing guides can be obtained from the Chamber of
Commerce. Boats can be chartered from Charles D. Gibson and Edgar L. Hocking
at Municipal Docks.

11. Churches

Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Christian Scientist, Congregational, Episcopal,
Methodist and Presbyterian denominations have services in New Smyrna Beach.

Part C---Accommodations

1. Hotels

Alba Court Inn, 30 rooms, American plan.
Coronado Hotel, 20 rooms, European plan.
New Smyrna Hotel, 70 rooms, American plan. .
Riverview Hotel, 50 rooms, European plan.

2. Tourist Courts

Edgewater Hotel and Cottages Ray and Edith's
Edwards Cottages Redland Court
Highsmiths Tourist Home Sleepy Hollow
Milestone Court Tropic Acre Guest Home
Para Palm Court Whitebird Cottages


3. Guest Homes

New Smyrna Beach has numerous guest homes.

4. Trailer Parks

Ohio Trailer Park--U. S. Highway 1.
O.M. Poole--U. S. Highway 1.
Tiny Trailer Town--U. S. Highway 1.

5. Specialized Eating Places



Air Port Grille
Bill's Cafe
Copper Kettle
Leon's Sandwich Shop
Nick's Spaghetti House
Roger's Sea Food Bar
Royal Cafe

Further information on New Smyrna Beach can

Steaks, lobster
Home cooking
Sea food and chicken
Home cooking
H6me cooking
Sea food
Sea food and pies
Sea food and chicken

be obtained from:

Box 245
New Smyrna Beach, Florida


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