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Winter Haven, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.mywinterhaven.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.winterhavenchamber.com/

Population:
26487 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1883 (railroad), 1884 (platted), 1911 (city)

County:
Polk County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Polk Community College
1964

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rowdy Gaines
Swimmer
17-Feb-1959   Three Olympic gold medals in 1984
Kathleen Parker
Columnist
c. 1954   Washington Post columnist
Gram Parsons
Musician
5-Nov-1946 19-Sep-1973 Flying Burrito Brothers

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Houk
Baseball
9-Aug-1919 21-Jul-2010 Former NY Yankees Manager
Louis Skidmore
Architect
8-Apr-1897 27-Sep-1962 Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill



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