Introduction to Avon Park, Florida
Avon Park History
Avon Park is one of the oldest cities of Highlands County. The earliest settler was a Connecticut native named Oliver Martin Crosby. Crosby settled in this area in order to study the wildlife of Everglades. He was followed by many people, which led to the establishment of the town called "Lake Forest". Crosby later changed this name to Avon Park, when a woman who had also settled there convinced him that the area was similar to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Avon Park and nearby Attractions
- Avon Park Air Force Range
- Lake Adelaide
- Avon Park Historic District
Avon Park Activities
The residents enjoy various water sports like fishing and boating, among others. They also play golf at the various golf courses in the area. You can also find them indulging in biking and hiking.
Avon Park Transportation
The city is served by the Avon Park Executive Airport, which lies at a distance of about 2 miles from the central business area.
Avon Park Higher Education
The South Florida Community College serves the needs for higher education.