Sebring History

Sebring was chartered by the state of Florida in 1913, and was selected as the county seat of Highlands County when the county was created in 1921.  Sebring was founded in 1912 and named after George Sebring, who was from Ohio.
Sebring is located at 27°29′44″N 81°26′40″W in the center of Florida.

The city has a total area of around 11 square miles with 5.8 mile (53%) of which is water.

The main feature of the City of Sebring is Lake Jackson which is 420 acres.

Sebring is located on the southern end of the Lake Wales Ridge.  This ridge is comprised of a chain of ancient islands and home to many native habitats with rare plants and animals.  Sebring’s climate is a humid subtropical climate.<a >

 

Downtown Sebring

Downtown SebringDowntown Sebring may just have what you are looking for.  Whether you are looking for things to do, places to eat, shop or any services you may need Downtown Sebring.com has it all.  The “city on the circle”.

Simply click on a category for a list of businesses, hours and information. If something on the right column strikes your interest be sure to click on it for an article, hours of operations, images and a link to their website.

We want to save you time and money so make sure you check out our coupon sections. Don’t worry about the need to print the coupons you can just use your smart phone to show the coupon to most businesses for the discount.

Visit Downtown Sebring

Sebring Races

The 12 Hours of Sebring held in March of each year at the Sebring Regional Airport (sebringairport.com).  The airport is located east of the city.  This picture was taken at the start of the race in 2005.  For more pictures goto sebringraces.com.

Sebring in Bloom

Florida has an astounding variety of species with over 2,700 native plant species, 700 vertebrates and over 30,000 invertebrates.

An amazing number of native plants are found in Florida.  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection defines ‘native’ as a species that occurred in Florida prior to European colonizations during the 16th century.

City on the Circle

Sebring is nicknamed “The City on the Circle” (www.cityonthecircle.com).
Sebring was given this nickname because in the center of the city is a circular park and all roads lead in and out from this circle like the spokes of a wagon wheel.

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