POLK CITY, FLORIDA
Part A---General Information
Polk City is in Central Florida, 12 miles northeast of Lakeland and 30 mil(
south of Leesburg. The elevation is 135 feet.
Florida Highways 33, 557 and 559 pass through Polk City. The Seaboard Air
Line Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is provided by Greyhound
Lines. Air service is not available.
Polk County had a population of 112,429 in 1945.
was 186 in 1945. The population of Polk City and
(From observations at Bartow, Florida.)
The population of Polk City
suburbs is now about 800.
Both the county and the town were named
of the United States.
for James K. Polk, eleventh President o
6, Major Sources of Income:
Citrus groves are
City prepare gift
1, Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
the main source of income. Two
small packing houses in Polk Cit
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal OrganiZations:
.POLK CITY, FLORIDA
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities: .:
Lake Helemis used for swimming. There is no admission fee. .
Quail are found in this section. There are unposted hunting grounds in the
immediate vicinity. Hunting lodges and hunting guides are not available.-
Fresh water black bass and trout are caught in Lake Agnes and Lake Helena.
There are no fishing camps, fVshing guides, or charter fishing boats
11, .Churches : '
Assembly of God, Church of Christ and Baptist denominations have services
in Polk City.
Wayside Lodge, 50 rooms, American plan.
2. 'Tourist Courts:
'A tourist court is under construction.
3. 'Guest Homes:
4. Trailer Parks:
5. Specialized Eating Places:
m a : *. .""" : Specialitv
Bellaire Cafe. Country fried steaks
Further information on Polk City can be obtained from:
MR. LEE RUTLEDGE, POSTMASTER
Post Office Box 66
Polk City, Florida
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