Indian River County
Part A---General Information
Wabasso is on the east coast of Florida, 202 miles southeast of Jacksonville,
and 148 miles north of Miami, It is on the Indian River, and near the
Atlantic Ocean. The elevation is about 20 feet.
U.S. Highway 1 passes through Wabasso. Florida East Coast
rail service. Bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines.
Air service is not
Indian River County had a population of 9,079 in 1945.
Wabasso was 998.
(Based on U, S. Weather observations at Fellsmere.)
The population of
The first house in Wabasso was erected in 1887 by George Sears,
was first named Towanna but was renamed Wabasso in 1893.
6. Major Sources of Income
Citrus growing and truck farming are the main sources of income,
1. Special Events
2. Athletic Events
3. Tourist Clubs
4, Recreational Clubs
5. Civic Organizations
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Part B---Recreati n
6. Fraternal Organizations
7. Organized Entertainment
8. Recreational Facilities
Quail, duck,.squirrels, and rabbits are found in this.section. It is about
four miles to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting lodges and hunting guides
are not available,
Fresh water bass, bream, and perch are caught in drainage canals. Trout, bass,
pompano, snook, and other salt water fish are caught in the Indian River and
the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing guides and charter fishing boats are not available,
A fishing camp is under construction.
There is a Methodist Church in Wabasso.
Wabasso Inn, 13 rooms, American plan.
2. Tourist Courts
Wiley Cabins, one-half mile to eating place.
Connecticut Court, one-half mile to eating place.
Pryors Cabins, 100 yards to eating place.
Shyshewana, on ocean:beach.
Eby's, 200 yards to eating place.
Sunny Mead, one-half mile to eating place.
3. Guest Homes
4. Trailer Parks
Eby's Tiailer Court, 400 yards from U.S. Highway 1; electrical, water and
Orange Tower Trailer Court.
Kruger's Trailer Park.
5. Eating Places