Glades County

Glades County is located in West Central Florida bordering Lake Okeechobee, Hendry, Charlotte, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. 

Glades County was established in 1921 and named for the Florida Everglades. The area was first inhabited by Native Americans. The Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is located in the northern area of the county. 

Glades County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
10,576
Population - 2010
12,884
Population - 2015 Est
12,853
Land Area (sq mi)
806
Water Area (sq mi)
181
Total Area (sq mi)
987

Official Listings

Glades County School District operates in a rural community situated in south-central Florida between Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. The school district happens to be one of the smallest in Florida covering only 763 square miles. There are 6 public schools with a total student population of over 1100.

The Heartland Library Cooperative serves DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties. Highlands county has three libraries in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. The DeSoto County Library is located in Arcadia, the Glades County Library is located in Moore Haven, The Hardee County Library is located in Wauchula, and the Okeechobee County Library is located in Okeechobee.