Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00203
Source Institution: University of Florida
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SEFFNER, FLORIDA


Hillsborough County



Part A---General Information


1. Location:


Seffner is on the West Coast of Florida, 12 miles east of Tampa, 10 miles
southwest of Plant City, and 28 miles southwest of Lakeland. It is near
Hillsborough Bay and Tampa Bay. The elevation is about 74 feet.

2. Transportation:

Florida Highway 574 passes through Seffner. The Atlantic Coast Line Rail-
road provides rail service. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad runs through
Brandon, three miles away. Bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines and
Tamiami Trailways. Air service is available at Tampa.

3. Population:

Hillsborough County had a population of 207,844 in 1945. Seffner is an
unincorporated town and its population figures were not reported.

4. Climate:

(From observations at Tampa, Florida.)


Normal
Temperature


January
February
March
April
May
June


60.4o
61.9
66.8
70.9
76.3
80.2


Normal
Rainfall


2.69
2.56
2.43
2.01
2.99
7.25


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


Normal
Temperature


81.2
81.5
79.9
74.3
66.9
61.1
71.8


5. History:


Seffner was named for F. P. Seffner, formerly of Marion, Ohio, who was the
first postmaster. The town was once the headquarters of the Southern Florida
Railroad. It was surveyed in 1884. Two very prominent citizens of Hills-
borough County spent their boyhood in this section, H. L. Mitchell, governor
of Florida from 1893-1897, and S. M. Sparkman, congressman from this district
and chairman of the Rivers and Harbors Committee for six years.


6. Major Sources of Income:


Canning plants, muck farms and plant floriculture, citrus, trucking, trailer
parks, poultry hatchery, dairies, gladioli farms, ferneries and nurseries,
cement block plant and cattle raising are the main sources of income.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events:

Florida Music Festival, fair, midget auto and dog races are held in Tampa.

2. Athletic Events:

There are scheduled atheltic events in Brandon, about three miles from
Seffner, and in Tampa.

3. Tourist Clubs:

None.

4. Recreational Clubs:

None.
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I


Normal
Rainfall


7.95
8.18
6.42
3.09
1.72
2,07
49.36








SEFFNER, FLORIDA


5. Civic Organizations:

Men's Civic Club
Home Demonstration Club

6. Fraternal Organizations:

Masonic Order
Eastern.Star
Fast Matrons Club (0. E. S. )

7. Organized Entertainment:

Church and club suppers.

8. Recreational Facilities:

Thera are two skating rinks, one at Six Mile Creek, and one at Robinson's
Pool; also a shuffleboard court at Allen's Camp, and an 18-hole golf course
at Temple Terrace.

9. Hunting:

Dove, quail, squirrels, and rabbits are found in this section. Hunting
lodges and hunting guides are not available.

10. Fishing:

Fresh water bream, cat, and bass are caught in Lake Weeks, Lake Hooker,
and Long Pond. Fishing guides and fishing camps are not available. Boats
can be chartered at Gandy Bridge, near Tampa.

11. Churches:

Methodist, Presbyterian, and Baptist denominations have services in Seffner.

Part C---Accommodations

1. Hotels:

None.

2. Tourist Courts:

Allen's Campp, 12 furnished cottages, rates $25 up per month.

3. Guest Homes:

Mrs. M. B. Vhitfield
Mrs. W. L. Heath, Box 13.
Mrs. M. J. Zane, Box 56..

4. Trailer Parks:

Arby's Trailer Court, electrical and water connections, laundry facilities.
near store.
Overnight Cottage, one and one-half miles from Seffner.

5. Eating Places:

Blue Top
Allen's Camp
Mrs. 1i. B. hbitfield


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