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.
Region: Central Florida Region
Metro Area: Wauchula Florida Micropolitan Area
County Seat: Wauchula