Welcome to Polk County, Florida…..interesting AND true!!

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with The Butler Team at Brokers Realty of CFI

The average annual weather temperature is approximately 72.6 degrees.

Average annual precipitation is 50.58 inches.

Home to approximately 554 lakes.

Over 300 bird species…eagles, cranes, hawks, owls & many more including our state bird….the mockingbird.

Official state reptile…the alligator! An amazing creature that normally exhibits a natural fear of man and if left alone, would prefer to stay away from humans.

Polk County became Florida’s 39th county on February 8, 1861 and was named in honor of James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States.

Population 602,095 (Census 2010). Male population 49.2% and female 50.8%.

The oldest settlement in Polk County….Fort Meade in 1849 during the Seminole Indian Wars.

Consists of approximately 2010 sq miles (about the size of the State of Delaware)...1874 sq miles of land & 136 sq miles of water.

Home of the first Publix market by George Jenkins located in Winter Haven, April, 1930.

Birthplace of musician, comedian, singer/songwriter Jim Stafford.

Birthplace of Olympic three-time gold medalist swimmer, Rowdy Gaines.

Polk’s largest industries have traditionally been phosphate mining, agriculture & tourism.

Ranked No. 16 by Golf Digest Magazine.

Legoland Florida is planned to open in October, 2011 in Winter Haven!

If you are considering settling in Polk County, Florida, feel free to call. We will be happy to share with you, the many reasons we have chosen Polk County as our home!

Karel Cain/The Butler Team/Brokers Realty of CFI

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