Part A--General Information
Yankeetown is in the central (.est Coast section of Florida, 42 miles south-
west of Ocala, 100 miles north of Tampa and 143 miles southwest of Jackson-
ville. It is on the Withlacoochee River and the Gulf of Mexico. The
elevation is 10 to 15 feet.
Yankeetown is on Florida Highway 40, a short distance from U. S. Highway
19. Greyhound bus service is available from U. S. Highway 19. Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad service is available at Dunnellon, 18 miles from
Levy County had a population of 9,902 in 1945.
town was approximately 400.
(From observations at Cedar Keys, Florida.)
The population of Yankee-
A. F. and Eugene Knotts were the founders'of Yankeetown. It was nicknamed
Yankeetown by local "crackers" and was incorporated under that name in 1925.
This location was picked because of good hunting in Gulf Hammock and good
fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Vithlacoochee River and backwaters.
6. Major sources of Income:
Commercial fishing provides one of the main sources of income. There is
a 50,000 kilowatt electric steam plant and a 10,000 kilowatt hydro-
electric plant in Yankeetovn. The Citizens Oil Company has a large bulk
plant here. All fuel and gasoline is brought.in by barges. Over 300,000
tons of freight passes through this port annually.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Poegial Events:
2, Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Orianizations:
Chamber of Commerce.
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
Dances on Saturday nights.
8. Recreational Facilities:
Deer, duck, quail, squirrels, bobcats, turkeys, raccoons, foxes, otters,
and minks are found in this section. It is approximately one-half mile
to unposted hunting grounds. The Izaak Walton Lunting Lodge has 25 rooms,
American plan. Rates are 05.00 per day. There are other camps and
cottages in the vicinity. Guides are available.
Iresh and salt water fish including bass, bream, catfish, redfish, trout,
and snapper are caught at the mouth of lithlacoochee River. Fresh water
bass, bream and speckled perch are caught in backwaters. Redfish, trout
tarpon, sheepshead, snappers, and groupers are caught in the gulf of Lexico.
Fishing guides are available. Charter fishing boats can be obtained from
Bill Simpson and John uibson. Simpson's boat carries from three to five
persons; Gibson's boat carries from five to ten persons. Other fishermen
take parties in season.
There is a non-denominational Community Church in Yankeetown.
Part C--- accommodations
Isaak Walton Lodge, 25 rooms, rates $5,00 per day, American plan.
2. Tourist Courts:
Two tourist courts are under construction.
3. Quest Home;:
4. Trailer Parks:
Camp ground for 40 trailers. ater and electricity available.
5. Specialized Eating Places:
Further information on Yankeetown canlt obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COmIERCE