Tavares is the county seat of Lake County Florida with a population of 13,978. It is “America’s Seaplane City,” and Tavares just built a new Pavillion on Lake Dora which is a beautiful venue for events and weddings.
The city was founded by newspaper and railroad man Alexander St. Clair-Abrams in 1880. The city was named for one of his Portuguese ancestors. While St. Clair-Abrams did not achieve his dream that Tavares become the state capital of Florida (Tallahassee has held the spot since 1823), but in 1887 the city was named the seat of Lake County. St. Clair-Abrams later chartered a railroad to run from Tavares to Orlando.
Florida Hospital Waterman Address:
1000 Waterman Way
Tavares, Florida 32778
Main Phone: (352) 253-3333
Funeral Home and Sympathy Delivery
Steverson Hamlin Hillbish Funeral home
226 E Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, FL 32778
See the city's website here: tavares.org