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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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INV E N T O RY OF I N D USTR IAL A D V A iNT AGE S.,.,

ROUND LAKE, FLORIDA

Jackson *County

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Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography
2. Climate
3. Local Raw Materials

Part B---General Economy


Population
Labor
Retail Market
Manufacturing Industries
New Industries


Part C---Government

1. Administration
2. Finances


Part D--Community Facilities


Available Data
Transportation Facilities
Power
Fuel
Sewage and Waste Disposal
later Supply
Communications Facilities
Educational Facilities
Health Facilities
Recreational Facilities
Police Protection
Fire Protection
Banking Facilities
Construction and Service Facilities
Retail Facilities
Wholesale Facilities
Housing Conditions
Hotels and Restaurants
Newspapers
Laundries and Dry Cleaners
Civic Organizations
Churches


Prepared By:

ROUND LAKE CITIZENS COMMITTEE
Round Lake, Florida

and

FLORIDA STATE ADVERTISING COMMISSION
311 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida


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Part A---Natural Resourcep

1. Geographv:

Chief topographical features: Hilly; good drainage; Round Lake on east
side of town and Beaver Lake on west side of town. Elevation, approxi-
mately 300 feet above sea level.

2. Climate:

(From observations at Marianna, Florida.)

Annual January r July October

Temperature averages 67.6 52.6 66.9 81.0 68.8
Rainfall averages 54.69 4.14 3.87 6.59 2.84

Growing season: Usual date of last killing frost in Spring,. March 3; usual
S date of first killing frost in Fall, November 22. Average length of growing
season, 264 days.

3. Local Raw Materials:

Timber: Yellow pine, black pine, cypress, magnolia, bay, poplar, oak, red
gum are available one to 25 miles from town. The Lomar Company and J. 0.
Abbott operate sawmills.

Minerals: Sand, clay and gravel are available one-half mile from town. The
State Road Department operates clay pits in this area.

Agricultural products: Truck farming, watermelons, pecans, berries, fruits,
and poultry are the principal agricultural products. Round Lake is near
the Cherokee section of Jackson County, where large scale general farming is
done.

Other: Tung nuts are produced in quantity. A processing plant will be
erected as soon as production increases sufficiently. Fish, birds and game
are plentiful but may not be taken for commercial purposes.

Part B---General Economy

1. Population:

Est. 1947 194 195 1930

County total 40,000 34,509 34,428 25,384 31,969
City total 225 *
Negroes in county 12,000 11,637 12,408 13,330 12,551
Negroes in city 3 *

*Round Lake is an unincorporated town. Population reports for previous
years are not available.

Predominant nationality: Native-born white.

2. Labor:

Unions: No national unions are established in local industries.

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 600; skilled white male,
,,1.25. Employment of white women and Negro males and females is negligible.

General: In Round Lake and vicinity there is ample labor available, both
male and female, predominantly native-born white.

3. detaill Market:

General: Round Lake serves as the retail trade center for the immediate
vicinity only.


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3, Retail Market: (Cont.)

1946 Effective Buying Income per family in county, l,876.*
1946 Estimated retail food store sales in county, v1,267,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, i1,473,000.*
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, ''332,000.*

*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.

4. Manufacturing Industries:

Principal manufacturing plants: The Lomar Company, building materials; A.
W. Lynn, wood work; J. O. Abbott, sawmill.

5. New Industries:

General: One new industry, employing 30 persons, was established during
1946. Another industry was established during 1947 that will eventually employ
about eight persons.

Part C---Government

1. Administration:

City: Round Lake is an unincorporated community.

2. Finances:

Current county tax rate: Operations, 16 mills; debt service, 0.

Average county tax rate for last five years: Operations, 14 mills; debt
service, 0.

Bonded debt: County, "75,000.

Other long-term obligations: County, 0.

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data:

Maps: Land survey maps are available.

Reports: No published reports are available but factual surveys will be
prepared by the Round Lake Citizens Committee on request.

2. Transportation Facilities:

Railroad: Round Lake is served by a main line of the Atlanta and Saint
Andrews Bay Railway with two passenger and four freight trains daily. Pick-
up and delivery of express is available.

Express: Express service is not available from Round Lake. Railway Express
Agency, Inc., provides rail and air express service from Marianna.

Highway: U. S. Highway 231 passes through Round Lake.

Local bus service: None.

Intercity bus service: Alaga Coach Lines operates six buses daily through
Round Lake.

Intercity trucking facilities: Saint Andrews Bay Transportation Company (a
subsidiary of the Atlanta and Saint Andrews Bay Railway Company) serves
Round Lake on a Columbus, Georgia, to Panama City, Florida, route. Panama
City, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Dothan, Montgomery, Birmingham, Columbus,
Atlanta, Mobile and New Orleans are among the principal cities that can be
reached by an overnight truck haul.


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2. Transportation Facilities: (Cont.)

Air: Marianna Airfield, owned by the City of Marianna, is 22 miles from
Round Lake. The field has 36,000 square feet of hangar space and four
5,000 feet concrete runways. The field is open to private planes. Charter
cross country flights are available. National Air Lines operates two flights
daily through Marianna.

3. Power:

West Florida Electric Cooperative Association, Inc., operates the distribution
facilities. Copies of rate schedules may be obtained at the association's
office in Graceville.

4. Fuel:

Coal: Delivered cost per ton in Marianna is ,13.65 for domestic lump and $11
for industrial stoker. Fast direct freight service from the Alabama coal
fields to Round Lake is available for any industry requiring it.

Gas: Neither artificial nor natural gas is available.

Bottled gas: West Florida Gas Company distributes butane rated at 3,250
B.t.u. per cubic foot, and propane, rated at 2,550 B.t.u. per cubic foot.
Delivered cost ranges from 300 to 11 per gallon, depending upon consumption.
Each gallon contains 32 cubic feet of gas at normal pressure.

Other: Various woods are available at $10 per cord.

5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:

Sewage disposal: None.

Garbage: None.

6. Water Supply:

Water is obtained from private systems. Adequate sources of pure, soft water
are available.

7. Communications Facilities:

Telephone service: None. Service can probably be obtained when there is
adequate demand.

Telegraph service: None. Service can probably be obtained when there is
adequate demand.

8. Educational Facilities:

Schools: Round Lake has one school for white pupils in the first through
eighth grades. Present enrollment is 66. Students in other grades are
transported to Cottondale High School by free school bus.

Vocational training for white students: Agriculture, commercial subjects,
home economics.

Vocational training for Negro students: No Negro students in this vicinity.
Vocational training facilities are available at Marianna.

Other schools: Chipola Junior College, 17 miles from Round Lake. Florida
State University, at Tallahassee, is 87 miles from Round Lake.

9. Health Facilities:

County health department: Staff of one doctor and two nurses. Operates
morbidity, venereal disease, maternal, child health, tuberculosis, immuni-
zation and tonsillectomy clinics at Marianna.

Hospitals: Jackson County Hospital, a 100-bed, county-owned general hospital
at Marianna serves this area. Florida State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, a 201-
bed, state owned tuberculosis hospital is also at Marianna.


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10. Recreational Facilities:

Public parks: There are no public parks in the immediate vicinity. Florida
Caverns State Park is a thirty minute drive from Round Lake.

Athletic fields: The Round Lake school has an athletic field and playground.

Other: Fishing, swimming, boating, hunting and picnic grounds.

11. Police Protection:

County: The Sheriff's off..ce in Marianna provides police protection in this
area. County jail is approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

12. Fire Protection:

None.

13. Banking Facilities:

General: First Bank of Marianna, total resources, $5,057,890.62; Citizens
Bank of Marianna, total resources, 03,121,000; Federal Building and Loan
Association, total resources, 0704,619.53.

14. Construction and Service Facilities:

Type and number: Geferal contractors, 2; architects, 0; land surveyors, 1;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 0; foundries, 0; auto-
motive repair facilities, 1; consulting engineers, 1 (construction).

15. Retail Facilities:

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 0; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
6,(two also carry some feeds and notions); drug stores, 0.

Parking: This area has no parking meters or parking lots.

Vacant stores: There was one vacant store in the business district at the
time of this survey.

Deficiencies: Drug store, hardware stores, dry goods store, barber shop,
millinery shop.

16. Wholesale Facilities:

General: Round Lake is not a wholesale distribution center. A small market
is available for the wholesale distribution of fruits, vegetables, poultry
and eggs. Commercial cold storage, commercial freezing and public warehousing
facilities are not available.

17. Housing Conditions:

General: Round Lake is primarily a community of home owners and there is
very little rental property available. A good tourist court and lunch room
is needed.

18. Hotels and Restaurants:

Hotels: Number, 0.

Restaurants: Number, 0.

19. Newspapers:

Weekly: Jackson County Floridan (Marianna), circulation, 3,500.

20. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial laundries: Number, 0.
Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 0. A Marianna laundry and dry cleaning
establishment has an agency in Round Lake.










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21. Civic Organizatiqns:

Name: Round Lake Citizens Committee, C. S. Bryan, Secretary; Lake Area
Sportsmen's Club, C. S. Bryan, Secretary-Treasurer.

22. Churches:

Denomination: Baptist.


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