Part A---General Information
Astor is in Central Florida, 100 miles south of Jacksonville, 42 miles west
of Daytona Beach, 40 miles southeast of Ocala, and 60 miles north of Orlando.
It is on the St. Johns River and near Lake Dexter and Lake George. The
elevation is 15 feet,
U. S. Highway 40 passes through Astor. Bus service is provided by Greyhound
Lines. Rail and air service is not available.
Lake County had a population of 27,946 in 1945. Astor is an unincorporated
town and its population figures were not reported.
(From observations at Eustis, Florida.)
Astor was named for John Jacob Astor.
6. Major Sources of Income:
Commercial fishing and saw mills are the main sources of income.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
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2. Athletic Events:
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7. Organized Entertainment
8. Recreational Facilities:
Deer, duck, and squirrels are found in this section. There are unposted
hunting grounds in the immediate vicinity. Hunting guides and hunting lodges
are not available.
.Fresh water bass, crappies, and bream are caught in the St. Johns River, Lake
George, and Lake Dexter. South IlIoon Camp is a fishing camp. Buck Dilliard
and J. 0. Johnson are fishing, guides .
There is a Presbyterian Church in Astor.
no hotels, guest homes, trailer parks, or specialized eating places
A tourist court has cottages for rent, light housekeeping facili-
a grocery store on grounds.
Additional information on Astor can be obtained from;
LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE