Glades County

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Glades County is named for the Florida Everglages which lie to the south of the county.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Highlands County

E – Okeechobee County and Martin County

S – Hendry County

W – Charlotte County


Created:  April 24, 1821                          Map of Florida highlighting Glades County

County Seat:

Moore Haven  1821 – present


County Courthouse – Moore Haven 


Location:  500 Avenue J / SE 3rd Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Paul H Smith of Haines City.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building has a large portico on the east front supported by four large columns which rise to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line has a decorative railing along the top. The Courthouse Annex is connected to the courthouse along the south side. The building houses the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit and County Court..


See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..


County Courthouse Annex – Moore Haven




Location:  500 Avenue J / SE 3rd Street

Built:  1992 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gee & Jenson Engineers-Architects-Planners, Inc. of West Palm Beach

Contractor:  D L Porter Construction, Inc. of Sarasota


Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The roof is hipped. The building is connected to the courthouse on the north side..


History:  The county was created in 1921 and Moore Haven was selected as the county seat. The county used space provided by the county school board until the first courthouse was built in 1928 to 1929.


See:  The county is located in the Second Judicial District of the Court of Appeal – Second Judicial District located in Lakeland and Tampa.




County Courthouse - Moore Haven 
















Photos taken 2014