Okeechobee County, Florida

Okeechobee County, Florida
County
County of Okeechobee
Okeechobee County Judicial Center.jpg
The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in Okeechobee
Seal of Okeechobee County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Okeechobee County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
FoundedMay 8, 1917
Named forLake Okeechobee
SeatOkeechobee
Largest cityOkeechobee
Area
 • Total892 sq mi (2,310 km2)
 • Land769 sq mi (1,992 km2)
 • Water123 sq mi (319 km2), 13.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)39,469
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
ZIP Code(s)34972, 34973, 34974
Area code(s)863; 941|941
Congressional district17th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.co.okeechobee.fl.us

Okeechobee County (US: i/[1]) is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,996.[2] The county seat is Okeechobee.[3]

Okeechobee County comprises the Okeechobee, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL Combined Statistical Area.

History

The Okeechobee County Courthouse, constructed in 1926, is located in the County Seat, Okeechobee.
The Old Okeechobee High School, now the Freshman Campus, built 1925

Okeechobee County was incorporated in 1917. It was named for the Lake Okeechobee, which was itself named for Hitchiti words oka (water) and chobi (big).

Historic buildings

Historic buildings in Okeechobee County include:

Other Languages
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ওকীচোবী কাউন্টি, ফ্লোরিডা
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Okeechobee Gông (Florida)
Nederlands: Okeechobee County
Plattdüütsch: Okeechobee County
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Okeechobee County, Florida
Türkçe: Okeechobee