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. 

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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.

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Come enjoy outdoor activities in one of Florida’s most essential symbols: the Everglades. Glades county offers 40 miles of Lake Okeechobee trailheads, as well as 60 miles of Caloosahatchee and 52 miles of canoeing trails on Fisheating Creek. High school football is also huge in the city of Moorehaven, as well as recreational squash and tennis.

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.