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Hardee County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 27,731. Hardee County was
created on April 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. The county
Wauchula, Florida. This county is named for Cary A.
Hardee (1876-1957), governor of Florida at the time of creation of
Hardee County comprises the Wauchula, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Hardee county is named for Cary A. Hardee, Governor, 1921-1925.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The county is named for Cary A. Hardee, Governor of Florida from 1921 to 1925. Hardee County was created in 1921.
On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley went directly through Hardee County. Maximum sustained winds in downtown
Wauchula were clocked at 149 MPH with higher gusts. Most buildings in the county sustained damage, and many were
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 638 square miles (1,653 km2), of which, 637 square miles (1,651 km2) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km2) of it (0.16%) is water.
Hardee county is located close to the center of Florida. The central
Florida soil that consist of Hardee county today is some of the richest
in the world and makes Hardee county one of the country's top
prime agricultural centers.
Bordering counties are as follows: