ROUND LAKE, FLORIDA
Jackson County -\ U
Part A---General Information
Round Lake is in !est Florida, 87 miles west of Tallahassee, 140 miles oast
of Pensacola, and 41 miles north of Panama City. The town is on Round Lake,
a small fresh water lake. Compass Lake, ?cCormack's Lake, and vent's Mill
Pond are nearby. The elevation is approximately 300 feet.
U. S. Highway 231 passes through Round Lake. The Atlanta & Saint Andrews
Bay Railroad provides mail and freight service, and passenger service will
be made available when justified. Bus service is provided by the Alaga Coach
Lines. There are frequent schedules and fast connections to all parts of
the United States. National Air Lines operates two flights daily from
Marianna Airfield, 22 miles from Round Lake.
Jackson County had a population of 34,509 in 1945. The present population
of Round Lake is approximately 225.
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temnerature Rainfall
January 52.6 4.14 July 81.0 6.59
February 54.8 4.71 August 80.9 5.93
March 61.3 4.41 September 78.1 5.51
April 66.9 3.87 October 68.8 2.84
May 74.2 3.96 November 59.0 2.86
June 79.7 4.96 December 53.3 4.91
Annual 67.6 54.69
Round Lake's name was originally -hite Pond. Around 1905 W. H. Jerkins of
Alabama settled here. He helped develop the town and changed its name to
Round Lake in keeping with the picturesque lake of the same name. The
community has been recognized by that name every since.
6. Major Sources of Income:
The major sources of income are derived from lumber manufacturing, tung oil,
truck farming, poultry and livestock raising, and some dairying.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
There are no special events, but the Lake Area Sportsmen's Club with head-
quarters at Round Lake holds fish fries, wildlife picture shows, and inter-
esting meetings from time to time.
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
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4. Recreational Clubs:
Lake Area Sportsmen's Club, dues $1.00; requirements for membership are to
observe the laws of conservation and good sportsmanship.
5. Civic Organizations:
Round Lake Citizens Committee is very active in promoting the general wel-
fare of the community.
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
8. Recreational Facilities:
Boating, swimming, and picnicking are enjoyed at Round Lake. Florida
Caverns State Park has a nine hole golf course, Community House and Plaza.
It is only a thirty minute drive from Round Lake. A State Wayside Park on
the south shore of Round Lake has been assured, and completion of the
project is anticipated in the next few months. This will be for the
pleasure and convenience of the general public.
Quail, wild turkeys, opossum, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and foxes are
found in this vicinity. There are unposted hunting grounds in the immediate
vicinity. There are no hunting lodges available, but the Round Lake Citizens
Committee will undertake to arrange for temporary accommodations upon
advance notice. There are no hunting guides available, however, local
sportsmen would probably be glad to accompany visitors.
Fresh water bass, bream, and shellcracker are caught in Round Lake, Compass
Lake,.McCormack's Lake and Kent's Mill Pond. There are no fishing camps,
fishing guides or charter fishing boats but local sportsmen who have boats
will accompany visitors.
Round Lake Baptist Church serves the community, and people of other denomi-
nations join them in worship.
2. Tourist Courts:
3. Guest Homes:
4. Trailer Parks:
D. L. Wade Trailer Park, 12 spaces, lights, water, restrooms, groceries,
soft drinks, gas andcil are available.
5. Eating Places:
Further information about Round Lake can be obtained from:
ROUND LAKE CITIZENS COMiNITTEE
P. 0. Box 112
Round Lake, Florida