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 >

 

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.

Sebring Train Station

Sebring Train Station

The Sebring Train Station ( Amtrak train station ) is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Train Station was constructed in 1924 by the Seaboard Air Line Railway.

The Train Station is located just east of Downtown Sebring Florida on East Center Avenue.  Also, visit the Train Station in Downtown Avon Park.

Sebring Train Station

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