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In 1821, there were only two Counties in Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east. From these two Counties were formed 67 today.In 1968, the electors of Florida granted local voters the power to adopt charters to govern their counties. Charters are formal written documents that confer powers, duties, or privileges on the county. To date, there are 19 charter Counties in Florida. Collectively these Counties are home to more than 75 percent of Florida's residents.

Glades County, Florida

Glades County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Moore Haven
Year Organized: 1921
Square Miles: 774
Court House:

P.O. Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471-0010

Etymology - Origin of County Name



County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

Glades County was formed in 1921 from Desoto and named for the Everglades it borders. The county seat is Moore Haven.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 986 square miles (2,555 kmē), of which, 774 square miles (2,004 kmē) of it is land and 213 square miles (551 kmē) of it (21.57%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Northeast: Okeechobee County
  • South: Hendry County
  • Southwest: Lee County
  • West: Charlotte County
  • Northwest: DeSoto County; Highlands County

Cities and Towns:

- Moore Haven (County Seat) city Incorporated Area

County Resources:

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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"