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Wildwood is in the central section of Florida, 78 miles northeast of Tampa,
54 miles northwest of Orlando, and 25 miles south of Ocala.' Wildwood is near
Lake Panasoffkee, Lake Deacon, Lake Okahumpka, and the Withlacoochee River.
The elevation is 64 feet.
Florida Highways 35 and 44 pass through Wildwood. The Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road provides rail service for Wildwood. Bus service is provided by the
.Greyhound Lines. Air service id not available.
Sumter County had a population of 10,417 in 1945.
(From observations at Bushnell, Florida.)
The population of Wildwood
5. Major Sgyr9es of Icome:
Cattle raising, agriculture, and the annual payroll of $750,000 from the
Seaboard Air Line Railroad provide the main sources of income.
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1. Special Events:
2. tht.etiq Evenrs:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recrppt$ona; CLubs:
5. Ct.Xy O;RanSzatjons:
Chamber of Commerce.
6. FrprpaL Organiza4onsr:
7. Organized Entertainment: ittar
8. Recreational Facifities: :
Wildwood has a swimming pool and a ten acre city park.
Quail and squirrels are found in this section. It is approximately two miles
to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting guides and hunting lodges are not
Fresh water bass, perch, and bream are found inLake Panasoffkee, Lake Deacon,
Lake Okahumpka, and the Withlacoochee River. Bill's Camp, Rickeys, Tracy .,
Point, Panasoffkee, Pannavista, and Outlet Bridge Camp all have cabins, boats,
and bait. Fishing guides are not available.
Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian denominations have services in Wildwood.
2. Tourist Courts:
Wildwood Tourist Court, 14 rooms,' restaurant in connection.
3. Guest Homes:
4. Trailer Courts:
Orange Home Trailer Camp.
5. Eating Places:
There is an adequate number of eating places.
Further information on Wildwood can be obtained from:
WILDWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE