Hardee County

Hardee County is located in central Florida bordering Polk, Manatee, DeSoto, and Highlands Counties. 

Hardee County was established in 1921 from a portion of DeSoto County and named for Cary Augustus Hardee, who was the governor the year the county was formed. Wauchula was the site of a military post built during the Seminole Wars. 

 

Hardee County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
26,938
Population - 2010
27,731
Population - 2015 Est
27,645
Land Area (sq mi)
638
Water Area (sq mi)
1
Total Area (sq mi)
638
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
63

Official Listings

Hardee County School District is home to 11 public schools that together serve over 5,000 students. The Hardee County Public School are most famously known being called the “Strawberry Schools” in years past. This was because the school term used to begin during the berry harvest.

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.

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