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Part A-Generpl Information
Dunedin is on the West Coast of Florida, 23 miles west of Tampa, and 23 miles
north of St. Petersburg. Dunedin is on Clearwater Bay a short distance from
the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is about 13 feet.
U. S. Highway 19 and Florida Hifhways 580 and 586 pass through Dunedin. The
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is provided
by Greyhound Lines. Air service is not available.
Pinellas County had a population of 130,268 in 1945. The population of
Dunedin has increased from 1,144 in 1945 to an estimated, 2,500 in 1947.
(From observations at Tarpon Springs, Florida.)
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperaturq Rainfall
January 60.4 2.38 July 81.4 8.48
February 62.1 2.72 August 81.7 9.16
March 66.1 2.77 September 80.2 6.91
April 70.7 2.13 October 74.1 3.20
May 75.9 3.07 November 66.2 2.00
June 80,0 5.76 December 61.0 2.62
Annual 71.6 51.20
In 1870 Dunedin was founded as Jonesboro, however, soon after the name was
changed to Dunedin by two Scotchmen. Dunedin derived its name from the first
three letters of Dundee and the first four letters of Edinburgh. Dunedin is
noted for its pure drinking water. The water is pumped from an artesian well
and requires no purifying process.
6. Major Sources of Income:
Dunedin welcomes, but does not depend entirely upon its tourist trade, for its
living. Juice Industries, Inc., produces concentrated citrus juices that are
shipped all over the world and manufactures other by-products from the vast
supply of citrus fruit. Other sources of income are agriculture and commercial
Part B---Recreation and Entertainmept
1. Special Events:
. 2. Athletic Eventq:
Dunedin is the home of the Professional Golferst Association. The Dunedin
golf course is operated by the P. G. A. National Golf Club. Plans are being
formulated to hold an international golf tournament here during February.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
The Dunedin Shuffleboard Club has a clubhouse adjoining the courts. The club
is open to both visitors and local citizens. Dues are $2.00 per year. Last
season the membership was over 200 persons.
5. Civic Organizations:.
The Merchants Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
6. Fraternal Organizations:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Dunedin has a
greens fee at
public park with tennis courts, horse shoe pitching, and shuffle-
Slips at the yacht basin are available for a small rental. The
the 18-hole P. G. A. National Golf Club is $2
Hunting is not good in this section.
Practically all kinds of salt water fish are caught in Clearwater Bay and the
Gulf of Mexico. Fresh water fish are caught in various lakes near Dunedin.
There are no fishing camps. Boats can be rented at the City Pier. There are
boats of different sizes and types with experienced guides.
Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, and Church of Christ denominations
have services in Dunedin.
The Fenway y
The Dunedin Hotel
The Jersey House
The Yacht Club Inn
'$112 to $210 weekly
$7.75 per day
$35:to $90 weekly
$17.50 to $50:weekly
2. Tourist Courts:
3. Guest Homes:
Bay View Lodge, 660~ Edgewater Drive, rate $25 and $35 weekly.
4. Trailer Parks:
Berg's Trailer Park, 35 spaces, electricityitwater, and drain connections,
store in park; rates for two persons $4 weekly, $12 monthly. There are 12
furnished cottages for rent at the trailer park,
5. Specialized Eating Places:
Jersey House Dining Room
Chick@hidinners~:&e hom&-ade pies
Further information on Dunedin can be obtained from:
DUNEDIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE