Okeechobee County was created in 1917. It was named for the lake Okeechobee, which was itself named for Hitchiti words oka (water) and chobi (big). Generations continue to carry on the heritage of their families through the dairy, beef, citrus and fishing industry.

Okeechobee Historical Society Museum & Schoolhouse: For more information, please call (863) 763-4344