Welcome to Crescent City, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 25.091 W 081° 30.594
17R E 450536 N 3254426
Quick Description: Crescent City is a small town located in Putnam County, Florida, USA. It claims to be the "Bass Capital of the World" because of the excellent fishing there!
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 2:42:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMBGDX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
This welcome signs features three oval segments. The center segment is the largest and features a bass jumping out of the water. The left segment features a woman sitting on a crescent moon. The right segment provides text about when the town was settled (1852).

Crescent City is a rural town located between two lakes, Crescent Lake to the east and Lake Stella to the west. The town is located on US Highway 17 about 23 miles south of Palatka and 28 miles north of Deland.

The following information about the town is from the Sprague House website:

"Crescent City became known as the "Bass Capital of the World" for its commercial and pleasure fishing. There are many bass tournaments held on and within the tributary of Crescent Lake.

At one time, much commercial fishing took place here with Crescent City becoming known as the "Bass Capital of the World" It was named such by the Putnam County Courier after Al McClaine, fishing editor of Field and Stream magazine selected Crescent City's waters as being the best for largemouth bass."

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