Okeechobee County, Florida|
Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. According to 2005 U.S. Census estimates, its population was 39,836. Its county seat is Okeechobee.
Okeechobee County was created in 1917. It was named for the Lake Okeechobee, which was itself named for Hitchiti words oka (water) and chobi (big).