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Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Tavares is approximately 9,418 (2000), 13951 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,420 (1990), 6143 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tavares is 10.783 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.159 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tavares to Washington DC is 751 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 193 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tavares is positioned 28.80 degrees north of the equator and 81.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the Orlando, Florida general area.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a good history page for Tavares with many great pictures.

When founded in 1880, Major St. Claire Abrams hoped the city would be the capital of Florida. Though his dream was never realized, Tavares did become the county seat in 1887 and has remained a major force in county government since that time.
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Lake County Museum
317 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778-3813
Phone: 352-343-9600
The Lake County Historical Museum consists of an eclectic group of artifacts typical of the people who pioneered and grew Lake County, as well as Native American and Spanish relics. Exhibits are added and changed regularly. Admission is always free.

Tavares has served as the County Seat for Lake County, Florida since 1888. The downtown, which lies on the shores of Lake Dora, has the small town charm lacking in most cities. Picturesque Wooton Park sits only one block from Main Street and offers families everything from picnic pavilions to boat ramps. Tavares is also home to the Dora Canal known as one of the most beautiful waterways in the world.
Meanwhile, Tavares boasts a bustling economic climate with national, regional and local businesses located along the Highway 441 corridor and in the downtown business district. Tavares is the perfect hometown with access to major lakes and easy commutes to Florida's Major attractions and beaches.
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Tavares City Government

City of Tavares

Tavares City Administration
P.O. Box 1068
201 E Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-742-6414
Fax: 352-742-6434


Lake County Horticultural
30205 State Road 19
Tavares, FL 32778-4262
Phone: 352-742-0004

Lake County Commissioners
315 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778-3878
Phone: 352-343-9850

Lake County Economic Development and Tourism

Lake County Records
551 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778-3112
Phone: 352-742-4059

Lake County Vital Statistics
421 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778-3815
Phone: 352-742-6395

Tavares Chamber

Tavares Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 697
912 N Sinclair Ave
Tavares, FL 32778-2454
Phone: 352-343-2531

Tavares Organizations

Tavares Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 697
912 N Sinclair Ave
Tavares, FL 32778-2454
Phone: 352-343-2531

Tavares Libraries

Tavares Library
314 N New Hampshire Ave
Tavares, FL 32778-3032
Phone: 352-742-6204

Lake County Library System
315 W Main St # 236
Tavares, FL 32778-3878
Phone: 352-343-9400

Tavares Schools

Tavares High School
603 N New Hampshire Ave
Tavares, FL 32778-2612
Phone: 352-343-3007

Lake County Schools
201 West Burleigh Boulevard
Tavares, Florida 32778
Phone: (352) 253-6500
Fax: (352) 343-0198 Tavares


The population of Tavares was:
1990 - 7,383
2000 - 9,418

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