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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
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Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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INVENTORY OF INDUSTRIAL ADV ANT A G
OVIEDO, FLORIDA "'

Seminole County-



Table of Contents

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Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography 2
2. Climate 2
3. Local Raw Materials 2

Part B---General Economy

1. Population 2
2. Labor 2
3. Retail Market 2
4. Manufacturing Industries 3
5. General Remarks on Economy 3

Part C---Government

1. Administration 3
2. Finances 3

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data 3
2. Transportation Facilities 3
3. Power 4
4. Fuel 4
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal 4
6. Water Supply 4
7. Communications Facilities 4
8. Educational Facilities 4
9. Health Facilities 4
10. Recreational Facilities 4
11. Police Protection 5
12. Fire Protection 5
13. City Streets 5
14. Banking Facilities 5
15. Construction and Service Facilities 5
16. Retail Facilities 5
17. Wholesale Facilities 5
18. Housing Conditions 5
19. Hotels and Restaurants 5
20. Newspapers 5
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners 5
22. Civic Organizations 5
23. Churches 5

Prepared By:

SEMINOLE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Sanford, Florida

FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
101 Fifth Street South
Saint Petersburg 1, Florida

FLORIDA STATE ADVERTISING COMMISSION
Revised: 311 North Calhoun Street
July/48 Tallahassee, Florida


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Part A---Natural Resources


1. Geography

Location: Oviedo is in Central Florida, 16 miles southeast of Sanford and 10
miles northeast of Orlando.

Chief topographical features: Flat; elevation, 60 feet.

2. Climate

(From observations at Sanford, Florida.)


Annual


Normal temperature
Normal rainfall


72.1
50.51


January

61.6
2.35


April

70.7
2.21


July
81.9
7.63


October

74.6
4.66


Growing season: Usual date of
date of first killing frost in
season, 329 days.


last killing frost in spring, January 28; usual
fall, December 23; average length of growing


3. Local Raw Materials

Timber: Small amount of slash pine is available.

Minerals: None.

Agricultural products: Celery, cabbage, lettuce and
quantity for shipping.


citrus are grown in


Part B---General Economy


1. Population


Est. 1948


County total
City total
Negroes in county
Negroes in city


26,000*
1,269
12,000
602


1945

24,560
1,119
11,754
576


1940

22,304
1,356
10,751
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12,192
1,163
10,763
711


1930

18,735
1,042
8,431


*Copyright 1948 SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further
not licensed.


reproduction


Predominant nationalities: Native-born white; Negro.

2. Labor

Unions: Construction workers are members of A. F. of L. unions. No other
unions have been established.

Female employment: Approximately 10% of total employment is female.

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 650; unskilled Negro male, 500;
unskilled white female, 500; unskilled Negro female, 450; skilled white male,
850 $1.25; skilled Negro male, 850 $1.25. No skilled females are employed.

General: A good quantity and quality of semi-skilled and unskilled labor is
available.

3. Retail Market


Effective
Estimated
Estimated
Estimated
Estimated


Buying Income per family in county, $3,391.*
total retail sales in county, $14,864,000.*
retail food store sales in county, $5,656,000.*
retail general merchandise store sales in county, $1,500,000.*
retail drug store sales in county, $450,000.*


*Copyright 1948, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further reproduction
not licensed.
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4. Manufacturing Industries

Principal manufacturing industries: L. D. Plante, Inc., fPrtilizer and fat
rendering; Wheeler Fertilizer Co., citrus and celery fertilizer; Lake Charm
Fruit Co., citrus packing; Nelson and Co., Inc., citrus packing.

5. General Remarks on Economy

This area depends entirely on farming and citrus.

Part C---Government

1. Administration

Type: Mayor-Council.

Officials: Mayor, F. W. Talbott; City Clerk, T. L. Lingo; City Attorney, G. A.
Speer.

2. Finances

Current city tax rate: Operations, 10 mills; debt service, 0.

Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 8 mills; debt service,
0.

City basis of assessment: 50% of actual value. Property reassessed every
fourth year.

City license tax on manufacturing plant: None.

City utility tax: 10%; maximum charge, $1.25.

Other major city taxes: None.

1947 county tax rate: Operations, 20 mills; debt service, 0.

Bonded debt: City, 0; county, 0.

Other long-term obligations: City, 0; county, 0.

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data

Maps: City street maps are available at the city office and power distribution
system maps are available at Florida Power Corporation's office.

2. Transportation Facilities

Railroad: Oviedo is served by a Seaboard Air Line branch line with one combi-
nation passenger and freight train daily and an Atlantic Coast Line branch line
with one combination passenger and freight train daily. Pick-up and delivery
service for less than carload freight is not available.

Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service. Free
pick-up and delivery for express is not available. Air express is available
from Sanford.

Highway: Florida Highways 419 and 426 pass through Oviedo.

Local bus service: None.

Intercity bus service: Orlando Transit Company provides service to Orlando.

Intercity trucking facilities: Great Southern Trucking Company serves the
southeastern states. Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Atlanta are among the
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2. Transportation Facilities (Cont.)

Air: Sanford Municipal Airport, 12 miles away at Sanford, is the nearest air-
port. The field has 68,992 square feet of hangar space and three 6,000-foot
runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter cross country flights
are available. Scheduled commercial air transportation is provided by Florida
Airways with four flights daily.

3. Power

General: Florida Power Corporation owns and operates the distributing and
generating systems. Copies of rate schedule are available at company's office.

4. Fuel

Coal: Delivered cost is $21 per ton for domestic lump. No industrial stoker
is used.

Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available.

Bottled gas: Green's Fuel and Southern Liquid Gas Company distribute propane
and butane rated at 2,500 to 3,000 B.t.u. per cubic foot. Delivered cost is
300 per gallon.

Other: Number 1 and Number 2 fuel oils are available.

5. Sewage and Waste Disposal

General: City has no sewerage system.

Garbage: Garbage is collected by the city.

6. Water Supply

General: City has no water system. Water is obtained from private wells.

7. Communications Facilities

Telephone service: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a
dial exchange.

Telegraph service: Western Union has office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week
days and is closed on Sundays and holidays.

8. Educational Facilities

Schools: Oviedo has one white school with grades 1 through 12 and one Negro
school with grades 1 through 10.

Vocational training for white students: None.

Vocational training for Negro students: None.

Libraries: Oviedo has one library.

9. Health Facilities

City health department: City has no health department.

County health department: Staff of one full-time and two part-time doctors and
three nurses. Operates general clinics.

Hospitals: None in Oviedo. Fernald-Laughton Memorial Hospital, a general hos-
pital in Sanford, has 125 beds.

10. Recreational Facilities

Public parks: City has one park with swimming pool.

Athletic fields; Public baseball park and football field owned by the school.
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10. Recreational Facilities (Cont.)

Other: Tennis courts, 2; swimming pool, 1; gymnasium, 1.

11. Police Protection

City: Force consists of one policeman. City has one police car, without radio
equipment. Patrolman is uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

County: Sheriff and three deputies provide police protection outside the city.
County jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
12. Fire Protection

City: Force consists of volunteer firemen. City has two engines and one
station.

Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 4; NBFU, Class 10,
County: No fire protection is available outside the city.

13. City Streets
Mileage: Total, 7 miles; paved, 2 miles.
General: Sand asphalt is the principal type of pavement. About 5% of the
streets are curbed.
14. Banking Facilities
General: Citizens Bank of Oviedo, total resources, $1,730,754.11.
15. Construction and Service Facilities

Type and number: General contractors, 1; architects, 0; land surveyors, 1;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 2; foundries, 0; automo-
tive repair facilities, 4; consulting engineers, 0.
16, Retail Facilities

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 1; department stores, 1; grocery stores, 5;
drug stores, 1.
Parking: City has no parking meters and one parking lot.

Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.

17. Wholesale Facilities

General: Oviedo is not a wholesale distribution center. Commercial cold stor-
age facilities are available and adequate. Commercial freezing and public ware-
housing facilities are not available.
18. Housing Conditions
General: There were two dwelling units for rent and very few for sale at the
time of this survey.
19. Hotels and Restaurants
SHotels: None.
Restaurants: Number, 1; seating capacity, 10.
. 20. Newspapers
No newspapers are published in Oviedo.

21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners

Commercial laundries: None.
Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 1.

22. Civic Oreanizations
Name and name of president: Methodist Men's Club, Jack Gore; Baptist Men's
Club, W. J. Martin.
23. Churches
Denominations: Methodist, Baptist and Holiness.
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