Highlands County, Florida
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Highlands County
Highlands County was one of several carved from the huge expanses of DeSoto County in 1921.
The county seat is Sebring, whose city plan is said to have been modeled after the ancient Syrian city of Heliopolis. George Sebring, the developer, made his fortune in pottery. More famous than Sebring's pots are the annual auto races which, for a weekend, swell Highlands County's population to several times its normal size. The courthouse, designed in the Classical Revival style by Fred Bishop, dates from 1927.

Cities: Avon Park ~ Sebring
Town: Lake Placid

Unincorporated Communities
Avon Park Lakes ~ Brighton ~ Cornwell ~ DeSoto City ~ Fort Basinger ~ Fort Kissimmee ~
Hicoria ~ Lorida ~ Placid Lakes ~ Spring Lake ~ Sun 'n Lake of Sebring ~ Sylvan Shores ~ Venus

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Surrounding Counties
Osceola County, Florida - northeast
Okeechobee County, Florida - east
Glades County, Florida - south
Charlotte County, Florida - southwest
DeSoto County, Florida - west
Hardee County, Florida - west
Polk County, Florida - north

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