Place:Okeechobee, Florida, United States

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NameOkeechobee
Alt namesOkechobee Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12030698
Okeechobeesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates27.417°N 80.917°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1917 - )
See alsoOsceola, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Palm Beach, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
St. Lucie, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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 2010 U.S. Census estimates, its population had increased 11.3% to 39,996. The county seat is Okeechobee, Florida. The county comprises the Okeechobee, Florida Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Okeechobee County was incorporated 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:

Timeline

Date Event Source
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1917 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1917 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1917 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1925 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 2,132
1930 4,129
1940 3,000
1950 3,454
1960 6,424
1970 11,233
1980 20,264
1990 29,627

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External links

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