Crescent City, Florida

January 25, 2015
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Crescent City is a 2.1 square miles city in Putnam County, Florida, United States. The city is located on two lakes and is part of the Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area. Crescent Lake lies to the east of town and Lake Stella is located to the west.
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,776 people, 678 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 968.6 people per square mile (374.7/km²). There were 846 housing units at an average density of 461.4 per square mile (178.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.32% White, 34.46% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 5.74% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.53% of the population.
 
City History - A. Philip Randolph, the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was born in Crescent City in 1889. Randolph would become a prominent civil rights leader, especially during the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Randolph Street in Crescent City is named after this influential figure.
 
Crescent City has two listings on the National Register of Historic Places, Hubbard House and the Crescent City Historic District.
 
Eagle's Nest Grove in Crescent City is the oldest continuous organic citrus grove in Florida.
 
Crescent City is the home of the American College of Applied Science (ACAS) and its 20-acre (81,000 m2) Dream Pond Science Field Station and Reserve for animal science and behavior. ACAS was licensed by the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education in January 2005.
 

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