Part A--General Information
Russell Is in North Florida, 26 miles south of Jacksonville, 7 ; north
of Green Cove Springs, 33 miles north of Palatka, 33 miles northeast of
Starke. Russell is near the Saint Johns River, Kingsley Lake, and Black
Creek. The elevation is about 26 miles f ,~y/
Russell is on a county road about three miles west of U. S. Highway 17.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad provides rail service. Bus and air service
is not available.
Clay county had a population of 10,038 in 1945. The population of Russell
was about 350.
(From observations at Middleburg, Florida.)
5. Major Sources of Income:
Tourist trade, agriculture, and forestry are the main sources of income.
Part B--Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Quail, dove, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and rabbits are found in this
section. There are unposted hunting..grounds in this vicinity. There are
no hunting lodges or hunting guides available.
Fresh water fish are caught in the St. Johns River
camps and fishing guides are not available. Boats
W. Lewis, general delivery, Russell.. .The price is
There is a Baptist Church in Russell.
There are no hotels, tourist courts, trailer parks,
Russell. Mrs. Fannie Crosby operates a guest home.
and Black Creek. Fishing
may be rented from George
$1 per day.
or eating places in
The rate is $5 per day.