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Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. The population was 15,340 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 16,278. [1] It is the county seat of Polk County.GR6 A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. ... Landsat image of Tampa Bay Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and the New Tampa Bay. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Bartow was named in honor of Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate officer to die in the American Civil War. Residents of the city are known as Bartowans. While Bartow itself is not a very large city- the Polk County cities of Lakeland and Winter Haven have larger populations-the city does have the distinction of being the city in Polk County with the longest, most colorful history. The city is known for its historic downtown, oak trees (which are both large and numerous often forming canopies over much of the paved streets), early 20th century ante-bellum styled architecture, and azalea bushes which bloom everywhere in the spring. The city has been called The City of Oaks, The City of Oaks and Azaleas and The Capital of Imperial Polk County. Francis Stebbins Bartow Francis Stebbins Bartow ( September 6, 1816, Chatham Country, Savannah, Georgia; d. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederate) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Antebellum is a Latin word meaning before the war. In United States history and historiography Antebellum is sometimes used instead of the term pre_Civil War, especially in the South. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... Species see text Source: The Rhododendron page, and some research. ...

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History

In the early 19th Century, very few people lived in Florida, especially the area south of Gainesville. The relentless heat and humidity, venomous snakes, and uncharted swampland made a comfortable life in southern Florida an uncertainty. A bigger threat to any would-be settlers was the Seminoles, a Native American tribe native to Florida. While a few of the Seminole had left for Oklahoma, some decided to stay in Florida and make life rough for any new settlers who tried to make a living. After the Second Seminole War ended in 1842, southern Florida seemed ripe for settlement. Still, many felt uneasy about the continued Seminole presence in the Everglades and stories were always told about hostile encounters "not far away". So most of the early settlements in peninsular Florida were set up as forts, to discourage any Seminole attacks - just in case. In 1850, the first permanent new settlers came to the area near the headwaters of the Peas River or Peace River and established Fort Blount. This settlement was somewhat stalled by the American Civil War a decade later, although the Polk County government was established in 1861. After the war, in 1867, the county commissioners decided the county seat should be named after General Francis Bartow, the first Confederate officer to die in the war, and so, the name of Fort Blount was changed to Bartow. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Downtown Clock Tower, housing the restored clock bell from the 1885 courthouse Gainesville is the largest city and county seat of Alachua County, Florida. ... Families Acrochordidae Aniliidae Anomalepididae Anomochilidae Atractaspididae Boidae Bolyeriidae Colubridae Cylindrophiidae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Leptotyphlopidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Typhlopidae Uropeltidae Viperidae Xenopeltidae Snakes are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. ... A freshwater swamp A swamp is a wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions. ... The Seminole are a Native American Indian people, originally of Florida. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Osceola, Seminole leader, detail from an 1838 lithograph The Seminole Wars were three wars or conflicts in Florida between the Seminole Native American tribe and the United States. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... An Anhinga perched on the boardwalk railing Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County, Florida. ... A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body that is surrounded by water on three sides. ... The headwaters of a river are small streams that create it. ... Peace River may refer to: The Peace River in Alaska in the United States, called by natives Gui-guok-lok The Peace River in Alaska in the United States, a tributary of the Koyuk River The Peace River in Florida in the United States The Peace River in British Columbia... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederate) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


People and culture

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 15,340 people, 5,531 households, and 3,777 families residing in the city. The population density was 527.4/km² (1,366.5/mi²). There were 6,099 housing units at an average density of 209.7/km² (543.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.91% White, 28.39% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.22% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,531 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,568, and the median income for a family was $44,093. Males had a median income of $31,716 versus $21,309 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,487. About 9.7% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Historic Buildings and Landmarks

  • Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church- 205 East Stanford Street. Built in 1926;Neogothic styling. One of the largest church buildings in Bartow.
  • Conant House- 1010 South Broadway. Example of Colonial revival style.
  • First Methodist Church- 310 South Broadway. Build in 1907, this is a fine example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. One of the first two churches in Bartow.
  • Hugh Wear House- 310 South Orange Avenue. Built in 1889, but burned to the ground in the 1990s.
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church - 390 East Parker Street. Gothic Revival architecture with a cross-shaped floor plan.
    • (built as Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, transferred ownership when the Episcopal parish outgrew it and built a new sanctuary)
  • South Florida Military Academy- 1140 South Broadway. This school was eventually amalgamated into the University of Florida.
  • Stuart Hotel- 145-195 South Central Avenue. Three-story brick building built in 1914.
  • Swearingen-Langford House- 690 East Church Street (in Church Street Historic District). Neoclassical brick home built in 1925; location for a movie and several commercials.
  • Thomas Lee Wilson House- 555 East Stanford Street. Was used as the Funeral Parlor in the movie My Girl.
  • Windsweep- 935 South Oak Avenue. Built in 1909, this house was the residence used in the movie China Moon.
  • The Wonder House- 1075 Mann Road. Features natural air-conditioning (using rainwater), secluded outdoor bathtubs, and numerous mirrors.

1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... The Colonial Revival was a nationalistic architectural style. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Richardsonian Romanesque has both French and Spanish Romanesque characteristics, like the First Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan by architechs George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice in 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque is a style of American architecture named after architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose masterpiece is Trinity Church, Boston in Massachusetts. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... The University of Florida (also known as Florida or UF) is a public university and land-grant institution located in Gainesville, Florida. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... My Girl is a 1991 coming-of-age movie about the problems faced by a young girl over one summer. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that Portable air conditioner be merged into this article or section. ...

Annual Events

Neighborhoods

Media

The city has a semi-weekly newspaper the Polk County Democrat, which in spite of its name, is actually a fairly conservative newspaper in its editorial content. The Ledger, which is based in Lakeland, is the most common daily newspaper in Bartow. The Tampa Tribune is also read by many residents. While there are no television stations located in Bartow, broadcast signals from Tampa Bay area television stations are available. Most cable and satellite providers offer Tampa Bay and Orlando area stations. There are two radio stations that broadcast from within the city, WQXM (1460 AM)(formerly WBAR till 9/2004)(was WRMX from 9/2004 to 10/2004) and WWBF (1130 AM)(changed from WPUL in 1984). The Ledger is a daily newspaper serving Lakeland, Florida and the Polk County area. ... The Tampa Tribune is one of two major newspapers published in the Tampa Bay area. ...


Attractions in Nearby Cities

Education

The Schools in Bartow are under direction of the School Board of Polk County, Florida.


High Schools - Bartow Senior High School (Formerly Summerlin Institute); International Baccalureate World School (located on the BHS Campus); Summerlin Academy (Opening Fall 2006)


Middle Schools - Bartow Middle School (Formerly Bartow Junior High School); Union Academy Magnet Middle School (Formerly Union Academy High School <formerly African-American High School>)


Elementary Schools - James E. Stephens Elementary School; Gibbons Street Elementary School; Floral Avenue Elementary School; Bartow Elementary Academy


Other Schools - Gause Academy; Polk Life and Learning Center


Private Schools- There are many private schools in Bartow.


Government and Politics

Infrastructure

Street Layout

The city is laid out in a typical four quadrant grid. The north-south axis is Broadway Avenue, and the east-west axis is Main Street. At the center of the grid is the historic downtown of Bartow which includes the old courthouse, the new courthouse, and the County Administration building as well as other government offices. As a typical rule, most of the residential (especially the older neighborhoods) are in the southern half of town. The two historically African-American sections of town often called by their major street, Polk Street "Westside" and Martin Luther King Blvd "Eastside" are west, northwest, and east southeast of the center of town, respectively. For general discussion of dark-skinned people, see Black people. ...


Utilities

Transportation

The major highways which run through Bartow are US 98, US 17, and State Road 60. US 17 provides easy access to Winter Haven and Ft. Meade. Going north on US 98 from Bartow is a 15 minute drive to Lakeland. West on State Road 60 leads to Tampa, while east takes one to Lake Wales, and further down, to Vero Beach. The quickest route to Orlando from Bartow is Interstate 4 via the Polk Parkway, which is accessed from US 98 between Bartow and Lakeland. United States Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE {{{junction}}} Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS {{{browse}}} United States Highway 17 is a north-south United States highway. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Fort Meade is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The city Beautiful Location Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Florida, United States. ... The Polk Parkway, also known as State Road 570, is a toll road which runs through Polk County, Florida, Florida which is operated as part of the Florida Turnpike system of expressways. ...


For small aviation needs, Bartow Municipal Airport is available. Both Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport are less than an hour away. FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA) is a public airport located in Tampa, Florida in the United States, serving the Tampa Bay Area. ... Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO) is an airport located in Orlando, Florida. ...


Bartow has its own bus system, the Bartow Shuttle which runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and also offers intercity service to other cities in Polk County through the Polk County InterCity Transit System. The Citrus Connection, which serves Lakeland and Winter Haven, also has buses that serve the Bartow downtown area.


Economy

The Phosphate mining industry located west of Bartow is the largest in the United States. While Polk County is no longer the leading citrus growing county in the United States, it still plays a role in the economy of Bartow and Polk County. As the seat of government of a county with almost half a million people, State and County governments are a large employer in Bartow. In inorganic chemistry, a phosphate is a salt of phosphoric acid. ... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima- Pomelo Citrus medica- Citron Citrus reticulata- Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus × sinensis- Sweet Orange Citrus × aurantium- Bitter Orange Citrus × paradisi- Grapefruit Citrus × limon- Lemon Citrus × latifolia- Persian lime Citrus × aurantifolia- Key lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus is a common term...


Geography and climate

Geography

Location of Bartow, Florida

Bartow is located at 27°53′33″N, 81°50′23″W (27.892551, -81.839636)GR1 which is approximately 38 miles east of Tampa, 55 miles southwest of Orlando, and 15 miles west of Lake Wales. The cities of Bartow, Lakeland, and Winter Haven form an equilateral triangle pointed downward with Bartow being the south "point", Lakeland the west "point", and Winter Haven the east "point". The city is located near the headwaters of the Peace River at Lake Hancock. The major roads which go through Bartow are U.S. Highway 17, U.S. Highway 98, and Florida State Road 60. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias FL county maps by Seth Ilys. ... A mile is any of a number of units of distance, each in the magnitude of 1–10 km. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The city Beautiful Location Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... For alternate meanings, such as the musical instrument, see triangle (disambiguation). ... The headwaters of a river are small streams that create it. ... Peace River may refer to: The Peace River in Alaska in the United States, called by natives Gui-guok-lok The Peace River in Alaska in the United States, a tributary of the Koyuk River The Peace River in Florida in the United States The Peace River in British Columbia... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE {{{junction}}} Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS {{{browse}}} United States Highway 17 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ...


According to theUnited States Census Bureau, in 2000 the city had a total area of 29.4 km² (11.4 mi²). 29.1 km² (11.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.23%) is water. Since then, the city has annexed much land, quadrupling in size. Much of that land is undeveloped, although the city has rezoned much of it for residential use and it is estimated that the population of Bartow may increase threefold in the next couple of decades. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ...


Climate

The climate of Bartow, like most of Florida, is humid subtropical. Most of the inland areas farthest away from the ocean tend to have more extreme temperature ranges than those areas on the coast. Since Bartow is one of the cities furthest from the coast in peninsular Florida, it can be among the hottest places in the state on some summer days, and during the occasional winter Arctic blast, it has had temperatures in the teens (Fahrenheit). Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ...


Physiography and soils

Bartow is located on the South Central Florida Ridge, as classified by the USDA.[2] Many soils in the Bartow area are sandy throughout; others have sandy surface layers and clayey subsoils, and the eastern outskirts of town have a clay-rich floodplain through which the Peace River flows. Drainage outside of the floodplain ranges from good to excessive for the most part except for a poorly drained band which cuts across the northern part of town. Much of Bartow is built on the Fort Meade soil series, which is well drained, high in organic matter, and rich in phosphorus -- an uncommon combination in Florida, much appreciated by area gardeners.[3][4]. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... Patterns in the sand Sand is an example of a class of materials called granular matter. ... The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of natural clays. ... This article is about the chemical element. ...


Notable natives, citizens, and associated people

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A supercentenarian (sometimes hyphenated as super-centenarian) is someone who has reached the age of 110 years or more, something achieved by only one in a thousand centenarians (0. ... Desmond Darice Clark (born April 20, 1977 in Lakeland, Florida) is an NFL football player, currently starting tight end for the Chicago Bears. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... Kendrick Trepell Vincent is an NFL offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe Local radio Flagship stations: WBAL (1090) and WIYY (97. ... Marcus Floyd (born in Bartow, Florida) is a NFL American football player. ... Ray Anthony Lewis (born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the NFLs Baltimore Ravens. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe Local radio Flagship stations: WBAL (1090) and WIYY (97. ... Theron Augustus Smith (born October 3, 1980 in Winter Haven, Florida) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at Ball State University, he was undrafted, and began his career with the Memphis Grizzlies. ... 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Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederate) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Florida. ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... 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Miscellaneous Facts

  • The law firm of Holland & Knight, one of the largest law firms in the United States, was founded in Bartow.
  • The 1991 movie My Girl with Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis was filmed mostly in Bartow.
  • Charlie Smith, considered by many to be the oldest living American ever (although many disputed his age) lived most of his life in Bartow. His age was believed to be 137 when he died in 1979

Holland & Knight LLP is one of the worlds largest law firms, with 1,200 attorneys in 100 offices across the United States and six other countries. ... My Girl is a 1991 coming-of-age movie about the problems faced by a young girl over one summer. ... Anna Chlumsky (born December 3, 1980) is an American actress. ... Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician. ... Curtis on the DVD cover of Blue Steel, 1990 Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958), known under British law as The Right Honourable Jamie Lee, Baroness Haden-Guest, is a Golden Globe-winning American film actress and a succesful author of books for children. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...

External links


Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Cities and communities of Polk County, Florida
Seal of Polk County
County seat Bartow Location of Polk County
Incorporated places Auburndale | Bartow | Davenport | Dundee | Eagle Lake | Fort Meade | Frostproof | Haines City | Highland Park | Hillcrest Heights | Lake Alfred | Lake Hamilton | Lakeland | Lake Wales | Mulberry | Polk City | Winter Haven
Unincorporated places Babson Park | Brewster | Combee Settlement | Crooked Lake Park | Crystal Lake | Cypress Gardens | Fussels Corner | Gibsonia | Highland City | Inwood | Jan Phyl Village | Kathleen | Lakeland Highlands | Loughman | Medulla | Poinciana | Wahneta | Waverly | Willow Oak | Winston
Adjacent Counties Lake | Orange | Osceola | Okeechobee | Highlands | Hardee | Manatee | Hillsborough | Sumter | Pasco


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Regions: Central Florida | Emerald Coast | First Coast | Florida Panhandle | Florida Keys | Gold Coast | Nature Coast | North Central Florida  | South Florida | Southwest Florida | Space Coast | Sun Coast | Tampa Bay Area | Treasure Coast | Walt Disney World
Counties: Alachua | Baker | Bay | Bradford | Brevard | Broward | Calhoun | Charlotte | Citrus | Clay | Collier | Columbia |Dade |DeSoto | Dixie | Duval | Escambia | Flagler | Franklin | Gadsden | Gilchrist | Glades | Gulf | Hamilton | Hardee | Hendry | Hernando | Highlands | Hillsborough | Holmes | Indian River | Jackson | Jefferson | Lafayette | Lake | Lee | Leon | Levy | Liberty | Madison | Manatee | Marion | Martin | Miami-Dade | Monroe | Nassau | Okaloosa | Okeechobee | Orange | Osceola | Palm Beach | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Putnam | Santa Rosa | Sarasota | Seminole | St. Johns | St. Lucie | Sumter | Suwannee | Taylor | Union | Volusia | Wakulla | Walton | Washington

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Bartow, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2038 words)
Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area.
Bartow was named in honor of Francis S. Bartow, the first Confederate officer to die in the American Civil War.
While Bartow itself is not a very large city- the Polk County cities of Lakeland and Winter Haven have larger populations-the city does have the distinction of being the city in Polk County with the longest, most colorful history.
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