Part A--General Information
Nokomis is on the West Coast of Florida, 16 miles south of Sarasota. It is
near the Gulf of Mexico.
U. S. Highway 41 passes through Nokomis. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad pro-
vides rail service. Bus service is provided by Tamiami Trailways. Air
service is not available.
Sarasota County had a population of 19,202 in 1945. Nokomis is
rated town and its population figures were not reported.
(From observations at Sarasota, Florida.)
5. Major Sources of Income:
Nokomis is mainly a tourist
homes here. Citrus groves,
sources of income.
community, and many
winter truck farms,
northern people have winter
and cattle raising are other
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
International Tarpon Tournament, usually held from IMy 15 to August 31.
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Quail, squirrels, dove, duck and snipes are found in this section, Hunting
lodges are not available. A. M. Ringe, Nokomis, and C. E. Futch, Laurel, are
Salt water mackerel, trout, redfish, grouper, snapper, sheepshead, and
flounder are caught in the Gulf of Mexico and several bays that flow into it.
Fresh water trout, bass, perch, and bream are caught in Iyakka River. Fishing
camps and fishing guides are not available. Boats may be chartered from A.
M. Ringe, Bruce Rigby, Nea3 Taylor, Ben Dunn and Ed Hunter.
The Methodist denomination has services in Nokomis.
Nokomis Lodge, eight rooms.
Villa Nokomis, 40 rooms.
Komsee Inn, eight rooms.
2. Tourist Courts:
Point OtPalms and Pine Camp are both within walking distance of restaurants.
3. Guest Homes:
4. Trailer Parks:
5. Eating Places:
Brady's Sea Food Restaurant
Nokomis Lodge Dining Room
Duke's Dining Room
Villa Nokomis Dining Room
Further information on Nokomis can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE