Okeechobee County, Florida

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Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 35,910. According to 2005 U.S. Census estimates, its population had grown to 39,836.[1]. The county seat is Okeechobee, Florida[2]. The county comprises the Okeechobee, Florida Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Okeechobee County was created in 1917. It was named for the Lake Okeechobee, which was itself named for Hitchiti words oka (water) and chobi (big).

Historic buildings

Historic buildings in Okeechobee County include:

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 892 square miles (2,309 km²), of which 774 square miles (2,004 km²) is land and 118 square miles (305 km²) (13.19%) is water.

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