Highlands County, Florida
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Highlands County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
|Founded||April 23, 1921|
|Named for||county's terrain|
|• Total||1,106 sq mi (2,860 km2)|
|• Land||1,017 sq mi (2,630 km2)|
|• Water||89 sq mi (230 km2) 8.1%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||97/sq mi (37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Highlands County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. Highlands County was created in 1921, when it was separated from DeSoto County. The county seat is Sebring. Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is in the county.