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 >

 

Buckeye Building

The Buckeye Building was built by George Sebring in 1822.

The beautiful architect of the building has become a landmark of downtown Sebring Florida.  The building was recently restored / upgraded and compliments its surrounding.

The building is located on the north east side of the “circle” in the middle of Sebring.

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.

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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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