De Soto County is named for Hernando DeSoto, who was a Spanish explorer.
Created: May 19, 1887
Pine Level 1887 – 1888
Arcadia 1888 – present
County Courthouse – Arcadia
Location: 115 East Oak Street / Brevard Avenue
Built: 1912 – 1913
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Bonfoey and Elliot of Tampa
Contractor: Read-Paker Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds and has a large portico on the south front supported by four large columns which rise to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line has a decorative cornice along the top with a brick wall rising behind to a flat roof.
County Administration – Arcadia
Location: 201 East Oak Street / Volusia Avemue
Description: The building faces south and is red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the east side of the courthouse..
N – Hardee County
E – Highlands County
S – Charlotte County
Photos taken 2009 and 2018