Kenansville is a historic town travelled via US-441 and Canoe Creek Road, and is about halfway between Yeehaw Junction (yes, that’s a real place) and Holopaw. It is about 45 minutes from Kissimmee, and about 30 minutes South of St. Cloud.
Usually not a destination point, but rather a pass-through, Kenansville harbors rich history and southern charm that often go unnoticed to travelers. But for the outdoorsmen, Kenansville is the place to be. With 6000-acre Lake Marian, and Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, the exploration possibilities are endless. Generations old cattle ranches are still alive and well and spot the town with natural beauty.
Community features include a playground, ball field, community center, library, and post office. There is one convenient store and country store for basic farm and land needs. Kenansville’s residents take great pride in preserving its landmarks. The original Bank, as well as the Kenansville Schoolhouse (built in 1914) have been turned into museums.
Feeling adventurous? Check out Wild Florida that both young, and young-at-heart will appreciate. Go on an airboat tour there, or at Overstreet Landing, visit the Wild Florida zoo, drive-through safari, and more! There are also now 2 restaurants in Kenansville featuring local specials including gator tail and the famous Florida- exclusive- Swamp Cabbage.
Though it’s population is only about 750 people, it is a lively and diverse community of young families and active retirees. Though no schools of its own, children residents use public school bus transportation to schools in St. Cloud/Harmony.