Fact & Statistics

History of Downtown Sebring

Sebring was founded in 1912. It was named after George Sebring, a pottery manufacturer from Ohio who developed the city. The village of Sebring, Ohio is also named for George E. Sebring (1859-1927) and his family. It was chartered by the state of Florida in 1913, and was selected as the county seat of Highlands County when the county was created in 1921.



Census Bureau estimate


  • - Total 11.01 sq mi (28.5 km2)
  • - Land 5.13 sq mi (13.3 km2)
  • - Water 5.88 sq mi (15.2 km2) 53.4%