Logo_of_Lake_County_FloridaEstimated Population in 2010: 297,052
1,156 Square Miles
Median Income per Household: $36,903
County Seat: Tavares, FL
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History


Lake County was created in 1887 from portions of Sumter County, Florida and Orange County, Florida. It was named for the numerous lakes in the area. There are approximately 1,400 named lakes. Lake County is also home to Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in peninsular Florida, at 312 feet (95 m) above sea level. Britton Hill is higher, but is in the Florida Panhandle.

On New Year’s Day of 1888, Flora Call and Elias Disney were married in the Lake County town of Kismet, and they lived for a short time in the adjoining town of Acron, Florida. They were the parents of Walt Disney.

Communities


Incorporated

Town of Astatula
City of Clermont
City of Eustis
City of Fruitland Park
City of Groveland
Town of Howey-in-the-Hills
Town of Lady Lake

City of Leesburg
City of Mascotte
City of Minneola
Town of Montverde
City of Mount Dora
City of Tavares
City of Umatilla

Unincorporated

Altoona
Astor
Bassville Park
Citrus Ridge
Ferndale
Grand Island
Lake Kathryn

Lake Mack-Forest Hills
Lanier
Lisbon
Mount Plymouth
Okahumpka
Orange Bend
Paisley

Pine Lakes
Pittman
Silver Lake
Sorrento
The Villages
Yalaha

Helpful Links


Lake County Property Appraiser:
www.lakecopropappr.com

Lake County School Board:
www.lake.k12.fl.us

Lake County Tourist Information:
www.lakecountyfl.gov

Lake County Utilities:
www.fpl.com
www.secoenergy.com
www.peoplesgas.com
www.heritagepropane.com
www.ci.mount-dora.fl.us

Lake County Sherriff’s Office:
www.lcso.org

Lake County Tax Collector:
www.laketax.com