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 >