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Highlands County

Year Founded: 1929


In 1912, this community was founded by, and named for, George Eugene Sebring, a pottery manufacturer of Sebring, Ohio. Family members’ scoff at the legend that he intentionally patterned the city plan after that of Heliopolis, the ancient Syrian City with its Temple of the Sun at the center and the streets radiating. Sebring is the county seat.

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