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Encyclopedia > Lakeland, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°2′28″N 81°57′32″W / 28.04111, -81.95889
Country United States
State Florida
County Polk
Government
 - Mayor Ralph L. Fletcher
Area
 - City 133 km² (52 sq mi)
 - Land 119 km² (46 sq mi)
 - Water 15 km² (6 sq mi)
Elevation 141 m (197 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 87,860 (estimated as of 2,003)
 - Density 660.8/km² (1,711/sq mi)
 - Metro 541,840
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 863
FIPS code 12-38250GR2
GNIS feature ID 0294459GR3
Website: http://www.lakelandgov.net/
A view of Lakeland's business district, early 1920s
A view of Lakeland's business district, early 1920s

Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 78,452 and is the largest city in Polk County. According to the 2004 U.S. Census Bureau's Estimates, the city had a population of 88,357. As of 2006, the population is 100,000. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Polk_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Lakeland_Highlighted. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Image File history File links Blank. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... 863 is the telephone area code which covers much of South Central Florida. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Image File history File links Lakeland_fl. ... Image File history File links Lakeland_fl. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Tampa redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Lakeland's sister cities are; Richmond Hill in Canada, Imabari in Japan, and Bălţi in Moldova. Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City... Imabari (今治市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Status Municipality Founded 1421 Area 73 km² Population (2004) 127,600 - density 1,748 inh/km² - rank 4th Localities (total): 3 - cities 1 - communes 2 Mayor Vasile Panciuc, since 2001 Council 35 members, since 2007 - Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 21 - Christian-Democratic Peoples Party (Moldova...

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History

Lakeland was first settled in the 1870s, developed as the railroad reached the area in 1884, and was incorporated January 1, 1885. The town was founded by Abraham Munn (a resident of Louisville, Kentucky), who purchased 80 acres of land in what is now downtown Lakeland in 1882 and platted the land for the town in 1884. Among the names considered (and rejected) for the town by its residents were Munnville, Red Bug and Rome City. // The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Louisville redirects here. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The Florida boom resulted in the construction of many significant structures in Lakeland, a number of which are today listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This list includes the Terrace Hotel, New Florida Hotel (Regency Towers), Polk Theatre, Promenade of Lake Mirror, Polk Museum of Art(not a product of the 20's boom), Park Trammell Building (formerly the Lakeland Public Library and today the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce), and others. The city also has several historic districts with many large buildings built during the 1920s and 1940s. The Cleveland Indians held spring training here from 1923 to 1927 at Henley Field Ball Park. Many new parks have been privately funded surrounding Lake Mirror. They are the Barnett Children's Park, Hollis Gardens, and the newest, Allen Kryger Park. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Polk Theatre and Office Building (also known as the Polk Theatre) is a historic theater in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The Lake Mirror Promenade (also known as the First Civic Center) is a historic site in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The current Polk Museum of Art was originally known as the Imperial Youth Museum--created by the efforts of the Junior Welfare League in 1966. ... The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Henley Field Ball Park is a historic site in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ...


The "boom" period went "bust" quickly, and years passed before the city recovered. Part of the re-emergence was due to the arrival of the Detroit Tigers in 1934 for spring training. (The team continues to train at Lakeland's Joker Marchant Stadium and owns the city's Florida State League team, the Lakeland Flying Tigers.) The development of the Lakeland Municipal Airport as a major facility in central Florida transportation was another factor. The 1930’s also featured the arrival of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1938 he came to Lakeland at the request of Florida Southern College President Ludd Spivey to design a "great education temple in Florida." For 20 years Wright worked on his "true American campus" creation. In his original master plan he called for 18 buildings (and several other structures), 9 of which were completed and nine left on the drawing board. All of the buildings were built out of what Wright called his "textile block system," the first use of such a system in Florida. He called his project "A Child of the Sun," so named from the architect’s own description of being "out of the ground, into the light, a child of the sun." It is the largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, and in many ways helped to form a pattern for many colleges in Florida and other areas of the country in the future years. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Motor City Kitties, The Bengals, The Tigs, The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999... Joker Marchant Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... League Florida State League Division Western Year founded [[ in baseball|]] Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers Home ballpark Joker Marchant Stadium Previous home ballparks City Lakeland, Florida Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles Manager [[ ]] Owner [[ ]] The Lakeland Flying Tigers are a minor league baseball team... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... Florida Southern College is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida. ...


During World War 2, Lakeland made an important contribution which directly contributed to the defeat of Hitler. Hundreds of young British men were taught to fly at Lakeland's Lodwick airfield by volunteer flight instructors, a collection of barnstormers and independent pilots. These British airmen enjoyed the hospitality of Lakeland during their training, then returned home to fight the Battle of Britain. Their skills in shooting down German warplanes was crucial to Britain's survival. When America entered the war, the Army Air Corps relied on training fields like Lodwick to supply pilots for its fighters, bombers and transport planes.


In 1990 Lakeland made its Hollywood debut when the Southgate Shopping Center was featured in the hit movie Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Winona Ryder (born October 29, 1971) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ...


It is also mentioned near the end of the Sublime song April 29, 1992 (Miami) when lead singer Bradley Nowell lists the cities burning across the United States. For the band, see Sublime (band), or their third album Sublime (album). ... April 26, 1992 (Miami) is a song from the eponymous third album of Sublime. ... Bradley James Nowell (February 22, 1968 – May 25, 1996) was an American musician who served as lead singer and guitarist of the ska-punk band Sublime. ...


Lakeland made national headlines on September 28, 2006 when Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Vernon "Matt" Williams and his K-9 partner, Diogi, were shot and killed after a routine traffic stop in the Kathleen area of the town. The incident sparked outrage among the central Florida law enforcement community. More than five-hundred law officials came together in search of Angilo Freeland, the suspect wanted in connection with the murder. The next morning Freeland was found hiding under a fallen tree. He was shot 68 times, and died on the scene. Deputy Williams and Diogi were laid to rest on October 3, 2006 after a funeral that included an one-hour and 45 minute procession to Auburndale.[1] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Polk County is the name of twelve counties in the United States, all except one named after president of the United States James Knox Polk: Polk County, Arkansas Polk County, Florida Polk County, Georgia Polk County, Iowa Polk County, Minnesota Polk County, Missouri Polk County, Nebraska Polk County, North Carolina... Angilo Freeland was pulled over for speeding in Florida. ... Auburndale is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ...


Lakeland is home to one of the first Hindu temples in the United States. Publix Super Markets is also headquartered here. The first Red Lobster restaurant was opened here, however the original restaurant has since closed. Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... The Gopuram of temples, in south India, are adorned with colourful icons depicting a particular story surrounding the temples deity. ... Publix Super Markets, Inc. ... Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. ...

Lakeland skyline, with Lake Mirror in the foreground
Lakeland skyline, with Lake Mirror in the foreground

Lakeland is located in Polk County Florida. The largest county in the state of Florida, Polk County is also known as the lightning capital of the world.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2280x537, 476 KB) skyline I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2280x537, 476 KB) skyline I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Polk County is the name of twelve counties in the United States, all except one named after president of the United States James Knox Polk: Polk County, Arkansas Polk County, Florida Polk County, Georgia Polk County, Iowa Polk County, Minnesota Polk County, Missouri Polk County, Nebraska Polk County, North Carolina... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Polk County is the name of twelve counties in the United States, all except one named after president of the United States James Knox Polk: Polk County, Arkansas Polk County, Florida Polk County, Georgia Polk County, Iowa Polk County, Minnesota Polk County, Missouri Polk County, Nebraska Polk County, North Carolina...


Geography

Lakeland is located at 28°2′28″N, 81°57′32″W (28.041248, -81.958978).GR1 Lakeland is 141 feet above sea level.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 133.3 km² (51.5 mi²). 118.7 km² (45.8 mi²) of it is land and 14.5 km² (5.6 mi²) of it (10.90%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


In July 2006, Lakeland temporarily lost one of its lakes, Scott Lake, to 5 sinkholes.[2]


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 78,452 people, 33,509 households, and 20,373 families residing in the city. The population density was 660.8/km² (1,711.3/mi²). There were 38,980 housing units at an average density of 328.3/km² (850.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.52% White, 21.26% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.41% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 33,509 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.82. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,119, and the median income for a family was $40,468. Males had a median income of $32,137 versus $23,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,760. About 10.7% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 9.1% 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. ...


Lakeland has seen explosive growth. According to The Tampa Tribune the population in 2020 is projected to be 115,000 residents. The Tampa Tribune is one of two major newspapers published in the Tampa Bay area. ...


Media

The local newspaper is The Ledger. The Ledger is a daily newspaper serving Lakeland, Florida and the Polk County area. ...


The local radio stations are:

  • WLKF 1430 AM
  • WONN 1230 AM
  • WWAB 1330 AM
  • WPCV 97.5 FM
  • WWRZ 98.3 FM

ORock 105.9 FM RealRock 101.1 FM 98.0 ROCK FM 97.1 X (rock) 93.3 FLZ


Education

High Schools

Founded in 1993 and named after Publix founder George W. Jenkins, George W. Jenkins High School is a twenty-five million dollar facility situated on a ninety-five acre site in the southeast area of Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other places with the same name, see Lakeland High School (disambiguation). ... Lake Gibson High School is located in Lakeland, Florida, and was established in 1979. ... The Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (also called Harrison School for the Arts) was founded in Lakeland, Florida, United States in 1989 and named after community member and art patron Lois Cowles Harrison. ... The McKeel Academy of Technology is a small high and junior high school of roughly 1000 students total in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... Santa Fe Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Lakeland, Florida. ... Polk Community College is located in Polk County, Florida. ...

Colleges

Florida Southern College is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida. ... Polk Community College is located in Polk County, Florida. ... Southeastern University is a private, Christian, undergraduate and graduate institution of higher education located in Lakeland, Florida in the USA. It was established in 1935 as a Bible college, and became a liberal arts college in 1970. ...

Other

University of South Florida currently shares a campus with PCC, but has started plans for a 15,000-student, four-year campus just outside incorporated Lakeland. The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ...


Attractions and points of interest

Historic districts and City Neighborhoods

The Beacon Hill-Alta Vista Residential District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on March 4, 1993) located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on June 4, 2004) located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Dixieland Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on December 23, 1994) located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The East Lake Morton Residential District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on July 9, 1993) located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on December 20, 2002) located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Munn Park Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on November 3, 1997) located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The South Lake Morton Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on November 20, 1985) located in Lakeland, Florida. ...

Buildings and locations

Carpenters Home Church (CHC) is a charismatic megachurch located in Lakeland, FL. Its a lively house of worship widely known for its world-class concerts and theatrical events, as well as its pew-packing Sunday services. ... The interior of Rev. ... The Central Avenue School (also known as the Central Avenue Elementary School) is a historic school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The Cleveland Court School (also known as the Cleveland Court Elementary) is a historic school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The John F. Cox Grammar School (also known as the John F. Cox Elementary School) is a historic school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The interior of Rev. ... Florida Southern College is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Henley Field Ball Park is a historic site in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The Lake Mirror Promenade (also known as the First Civic Center) is a historic site in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... The Lakeland Center is a 8,178-seat multi-purpose arena in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Old Lakeland High School (also known as the Polk Opportunity Center) is a historic school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... Joker Marchant Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Polk Parkway, also known as State Road 570, is a toll road which runs through Polk County, Florida, Florida. ... The Oates Building (former home of the Oates-Corley Furniture Company) is a historic site in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... Polk Community College is located in Polk County, Florida. ... The current Polk Museum of Art was originally known as the Imperial Youth Museum--created by the efforts of the Junior Welfare League in 1966. ... The Polk Theatre and Office Building (also known as the Polk Theatre) is a historic theater in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ... Southeastern University is a private, Christian, undergraduate and graduate institution of higher education located in Lakeland, Florida in the USA. It was established in 1935 as a Bible college, and became a liberal arts college in 1970. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... The USA International Speedway, is an oval located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The Winston School (also known as a Strawberry School) is a historic school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. ...

Notable Lakelanders

Nat Adderly was a noted trumpeter. ... Lindsey Alley as a Mousketeer on Season 7s The New Mickey Mouse Club. ... The Mickey Mouse Club was a long-running American variety television series that began in the 1950s, produced and televised by Walt Disney Productions and featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of teenage performers. ... Wayne Anderson drives the #75 Dodge for Zero Four Motorsports in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... // Andy Bean (born March 13, 1953 in LaFayette, Georgia) ia an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the amateur and professional level including 11 PGA Tour victories. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Lawton Chiles in an official picture taken during his first term as governor of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... 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 and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Copeland is an American indie/alternative band, originally formed in 2000 by singer Aaron Marsh (who also plays the guitar, mellotron, organ, and piano) with his friend, bassist and backup singer James Likeness, in the city of Lakeland, Florida. ... Denison Marrs was a U.S. independent Christian indie rock band from Lakeland, Florida. ... Lance Davis (born Johnny Lance Davis on September 1, 1976 in Winter Haven, Florida is a U.S. baseball player. ... 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For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare meets with fans A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month (or PMOM). ... Rhea Durham (born July 1, 1978) is an American fashion model. ... For the Sonata Arctica single, see Victorias Secret (song) Victorias Secret is an American retailer of lingerie and beauty products. ... Paul Edinger (born January 17, 1978 in Frankfort, Michigan; raised in Lakeland, Florida) is a free agent National Football League kicker. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... Justin Forsett (born October 14, 1985) is a Running Back for the California Golden Bears football team. ... University of South Florida quarterback Matt Grothe. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Head coach Jim Leavitt 11th year, 74–43 Home stadium Raymond James Stadium Capacity 66,321 (41,441 lower bowl) - Grass Conference Big East Website GoUSFBulls. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Lake Gibson High School is located in Lakeland, Florida, and was established in 1979. ... Lee Janzen (1964- ) is an American golfer. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Publix Super Markets, Inc. ... Neva Jane Langley (born January 25, 1933) from Macon, Georgia was Miss America in 1953. ... For the patriotically-themed comic book superheroines, see Miss America (comics). ... Chris Elrod (born February 28, 1966) is the lead pastor and founder of Compass Point Church[1], a Christian community of faith in Lakeland, Florida. ... Frances Langford Frances Newbern Langford (April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was a successful singer and entertainer during the Golden Age of Radio, who also made occasional film appearances. ... Ray Anthony Lewis (born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. In January 2000, Lewis led Baltimore to a Super Bowl XXXV victory and was named Most Valuable Player for that game. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Anna Nicole and J. Howard Marshall Jeremiah Howard Marshall II (January 24, 1905 – August 4, 1995) was a wealthy oil man and was briefly married to the actress, Anna Nicole Smith. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsÉ™]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Mike Marshall can refer to different people: Mike Marshall: a Major League Baseball outfielder (from 1981-1991) Mike Marshall: a Major League Baseball pitcher (from 1967-81) Mike Marshall: a Bluegrass musician Mike Marshall: an Inventor (Footbag, Wham-O) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Rocco Mediate (born December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American golfer. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Freddie Lee Mitchell (born November 28, 1978 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver who most recently played for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kara Monaco (born February 26, 1983 in Lakeland, Florida) is an American model. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Joseph Frank Nemechek III (born September 26, 1963) in Lakeland, Florida is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver and owner of NEMCO Motorsports. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Lance Niekro (born January 28, 1979) is a Major League Baseball player, nephew of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, and son of former player Joe Niekro. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Joseph Franklin Niekro (November 7, 1944 – October 27, 2006) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, the younger brother of Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro, and the father of first baseman Lance Niekro. ... Robert Phillips (born in New York July 26, 1953) is an American classical guitarist. ... John Wesley Powell (born August 17, 1941 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1961-74), Cleveland Indians (1975-76) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1977). ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Forrest Sawyer on the live debate episode of The West Wing in 2005. ... This article is about the television network. ... Rod Smart Torrold D. Rod Smart (born January 9, 1977, Lakeland, Florida) is an American football player who played for the Super Bowl XXXVIII runner-up Carolina Panthers as a kick return man/running back. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... John Daniel J. D. Sumner (November 19, 1924 - November 16, 1998) was an American singer and songwriter. ... Kendrick Trepell Vincent is an NFL offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Louis Rodman Lou Whitaker, Jr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Motor City Kitties, The Bengals, The Tigs, The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999...

Transportation

The Lakeland Amtrak station is a train station in Lakeland, Florida, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ... Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (IATA: LAL, ICAO: KLAL) is located 4 mi (6 km) southwest of Lakeland in Polk County, Florida, United States. ...

Local Communities Outside the City Limits

  • Imperial Lakes Community is located off of Shepherd Road.

Sister Cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Status Municipality Founded 1421 Area 73 km² Population (2004) 127,600 - density 1,748 inh/km² - rank 4th Localities (total): 3 - cities 1 - communes 2 Mayor Vasile Panciuc, since 2001 Council 35 members, since 2007 - Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 21 - Christian-Democratic Peoples Party (Moldova... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Imabari (今治市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City...

References

  1. ^ Information about Deputy Williams' funeral.
  2. ^ News Information about Scott Lake's sink holes.

External links

  • City of Lakeland official site
  • The Ledger newspaper
  • Lakeland Florida Youth Football
  • Lakeland Table Tennis Association
  • WLKF AM
  • WONN AM
  • WPCV FM
  • WWRZ FM
  • WWAB AM

Coordinates: 28.041248° N 81.958978° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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