Part A---General Information
Venice is on the West Coast of Florida, 70 miles south of Tampa.
on the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is 13 feet.
U. S. Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) passes through Venice.
Air Line Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is
Tamiami Trailways. Air service is not available.
Sarasota County had a population of 19,202 in 1945. The population of
Venice has increased from 849.in 1945 to an estimated 1,200 in 1947,
(From observations at Sarasota, Florida)
Venice was founded by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as
ment home for its members. However, the Brotherhood dropped the
during the depression.
6. Maior Sources of Income:
Tourist trade is the main source of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
International Tarpon Tournament is held from May 15 to August 1.
2. Athletic Events;
Kentucky Military Institute has athletic event, here.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
Venice Golf and Country Club has a clubhouse and a nine hole golf
5. Civic Organizations:
Lions Club-'' .. ".
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities;
Shuffleboard, tennis, golf, swimming, fishing, and yachting facilities
are available. The greens fee for the nine-hole golf course is 41.20.
Quail are found in this section. It is about six miles to unposted hunting
grounds. Hunting lodges and hunting guides are not available.
Salt water tarpon, kingfish, bluefish, mackerel, and other salt water
fish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh water bream, perch, and trout
are caught in the Ltakka River, Mac Ringo, Bruce Rigby, Benn Dunn, and
Frank Lanius are fishing guides. There are numerous charter fishing boats
available that will accommodate up to 12 persons. The usual fee is v25
Episcopal, and Catholic denominations have services
Number of Rooms
The Pines 100
Venice- lyakka 60
El Patio 38
Copper Kettle Inn
Nokomis Lodge )
Villa Nokomis ) All are in Nokomis, about one mile north
Komsee Inn )
2. Torist Courts:
Venice Bay Trailer Park, nearest eating place one-forth mile.
3. Fuest Homes;
Pearsons Guest House.
Cousins Guest House.
4. TrAiler Parks;
5. EatinE Places;
Tarpon Center Restaurant and Ear, Pines Hotel, Palm Grill, and Venice-
Further information on Venice can be obtained from;
VENICE-NOKOMIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE