CRESCENT CITY, FLORIDA
Part A---General Information
Crescent City is in North Florida, 78 miles south of Jacksonville. It is on
Lake Crescent and near the Saint Johns River.
U. S. Highway 17 and Florida Highway 308 pass through Crescent City. The
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is provided
by Greyhound Lines. Air service is not available.
Putnam County had a population of
City was 1,102.
17,837 in 1945.
The population of Crescent
5. Major Sources of Income:
Citrus fruits, commercial fishing, fe
sources of income.
rns, and tourist trade provide the main
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
School basketball games are held here during school term.
3. Tourist Clubs:
New England Friendly Club
Pine Needle Club
4. Recreational Clubs:
Junior Woman's Club
Business & Professional Women's Club
Junior Chamber of Commerce
6. Fraternal Organizations:
Pat --Rcrato adEneranmn
CRESCENT CITY, FLORIDA
7. Organized Entertainment:
Motion pictures, dances, concerts, card parties, plays, and band concerts
are given at various times during the tourist season. The Anchorage and
Sportsmans Lodge are night clubs.
8. Recreational Facilities:
Crescent City has a theater, a clubhouse, and three parks. There are two
tennis courts, and two shuffleboard courts free to the public. There is no
charge for bath houses or swimming at Lake Stella.
Quail, dove, deer, foxes, oppossums, rabbits, squirrels, duck, raccoons, bear
and otter are found 'in this section. It is approximately five to 15 miles to
unposted hunting grounds. A number of hunting lodges within seven miles of
town have eating facilities and provide sleeping accommodations.
Fresh water bass, perch, bream and catfish are caught in Lake Crescent, Saint
Johns River, and several small lakes. Salt water fish are caught in the
Atlantic Ocean 20 miles from Crescent City. There are numerous fishing camps
in the vicinity with eating facilities and sleeping accommodations. Fishing
boats may be chartered from:
The Anchorage, Arnold P. Selligman, $2 up per day.
Sportsmans Lodge, Forrest Wood.'
Doc LaFevers Fishing Camp.
Huber Fishing Camp.
Church of Christ, Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist and Presbyterian
denominations have services in Crescent City.
Orange Inn, rates $3 up, American plan.
2. Tourist Courts:
Stop Rovin Tourist Court, five cabins, $3.50 per night, one block to nearest
Peacock Tourist Court, three double cabins, $5 per night, eating place across
3. Guest Homes:
Southland Lodge, $1.50 per night.
Hildreth House, $3 per day.
Colonial Manor, $3 per day.
4. Trailer Parks:
One trailer court, 50 spaces; electrical, water and drain connections;
restaurant next door, two stores near, rates $12 per month,
5. Specialized Eating Places:
Wheeler Restaurant Homemade pies
Further information on Crescent City can be obtained from:
JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMi/ERCE
Crescent City, Florida