Glades County, Florida
Glades County is located in South Florida. Named after the Florida Everglades at its founding in 1921, its county seat is Moore Haven. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,884, making it the fourth-least populous county in Florida. It is one of five counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee and the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. Glades County sponsors one of Florida’s oldest recurring festivals; the Chal Nitka Festival celebrates local history and culture, similar to a county fair. The festival also draws attention to the long and friendly relationship between the local Seminole groups and county settlers. Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation is located in the county.