Glades County, Florida

Glades County FL (2)Glades County is located in the southern part of Florida between Charlotte and Palm Beach Counties. Created in April of 1921 the county is named after the Florida Everglades. Glades County includes 773.64 square miles of land and 212.79 square miles of water. The population of Glades County was 12,884 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

The county seat of Glades County is the city of Moore Haven, FL. Moore Haven has a population of about 2,000 people. Moore Haven, once nicknamed "Little Chicago", is now a small community located along the southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee.

Glades County is the location for one of Florida's oldest festivals, the Chalo Nitka Festival. This is a huge county fair that showcases the history, culture, and relationship between the Seminole Indians and the Glades County settlers.
The Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is also located in Glades County. This Seminole Indian Reservation is one of six Seminole Indian Reservations held in trust by the federal government. The population of this reservation is around 600 people. This Seminole Indian Tribe operated the Brighton Seminole Casino located in Glades County.

Glades County is bordered by highlands County, FL to the North, Martin County, FL to the East, Charlotte County, FL to the West, and Hendry County, FL to the South.

Municipalities of Glades County, FL

Cities of Glades County

Moore Haven


Unincorporated Villages in Glades County

Buckhead Ridge, Lakeport, Palmdale, Muse, and the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation

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External Links for Glades County FL :
Official County Site - http://www.myglades.com 

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