QUINCY, FLORIDA Y ^S.
Part A---General Information 9
Quincy is the county seat of Gadsden County. It is in northwest Florida, 22
miles west'.of Tallahassee. It is 11-- miles from Lake Talquin.
U. S. Highway 90, one of the main east-west routes between Jacksonville and
Pensacola, passes through quincy. Florida Highways 12, 65 and 287 provide
access to other nearby communities. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad serves
Quincy on a main line between Jacksonville and Pensacola. Southeastern Grey-
hound Line, National Trailways, Ingram Coaches and McEissack Coach Line provide
bus service from all directions, .ir service is not available at present but
Florida Airways has applied for a permit to extend its line from Tallahassee
to Quincy and beyond.
Gadsden County had a population of 30,992 in 1945. The population of Quincy
Average Average Average Average
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 53.7 4.48 July 80.4 7.07
February 55.5 4.57 August 80.1 6.12
March 60.9 4.39 September 77.6 .5.08
April 66.1 3.71 October 69.4 2.97
May 73.6 4.16 November 59.0 3.04
June 79.1 5.78 December 54.3 4.65
Annual 67.5 56.02
Gadsden County was created in 1824, one year after Florida's territorial
government began. It was the fifth county to be established. At that time
it included the area between the Suwannee and Apalachicola rivers. The site
of Quincy was selected in July 1885. Quincy was incorporated in 1828 and
became the principal trade center for the area. This section was settled
mainly by well-to-do slave-owners.
6. Major Sources of InCpmeS
Agriculture is the principal source of income, producing an estimated
i10,058,294 in 1945. Shade grown tobacco, with an estimated cash value of
i6,000,000 in 1945, is the major single crop. From May through July the
tobacco fields are covered by acres of cheesecloth and are of interest to
visitors. The cigar factories and the fullers earth mine operated by Floridin
Company, are interesting and admit visitors.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
I 1. Special Events:
The Annual Tobacco Festival in September and the West Florida Livestock Show
in February are popular attractions. Definite dates have not been announced
for either event.
2. Recreatioral Clubs:
Sawano Country Club is the only recreational club in Quincy. Membership is
by invitation only.
3, Civic Organizations:
Rotary, Kiwanis, Exchange, Pilots, Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of
Commerce, and Woman's Club are active in Quincy.
4. Fraternal Organizations:
Masonic lodge and Woodmen of the World.
5. Recreational Facilities:
Sawano Country Club has a nine hole golf course that is open to the public.
The greens fee is 1l. The club also has a swimming pool for members only.
Three lighted, concrete tennis courts are maintained by the city. There is
no charge for use of the courts.
Quail, dove and deer are found in this section. However, nearly all land
suitable for hunting is privately owned and is posted. There are no'hunting
lodges or hunting guides in this section.
Lake Talquin offers good fresh water fishing. Bream, catfish, bass, shell-
cracker and perch are caught. There are no fishing camps or guides at the
Quincy end of Lako Talquin.
Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Laptist, Church of Christ and Pentecostal
Holiness congregations have churches in Quincy.
Hotel Quincy, 60 rooms, rates -1.75 and up, European plan.
2. Tourist Courts:
Keystone auto Court--U. S. 90, 1 mile west of city limits; 14 cabins; $2 and
up; 1 mile to nearest eating place.
3. Guest Homes:
4. Trailer camps:
5. Eating Places:
Adequate eating places are available in the business district.
Further information on Quincy may be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Post Office Box 389