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Welcome to Bartow, Florida!
Bartow Florida is a small town located within Polk County. It is the county seat of Polk County. Bartow was founded in 1851 and was originally named Fort Blount, however, after the Civil War it was renamed Bartow after General Francis S. Bartow. In this city, you can find that history really comes to life. Bartow is a beautiful city that has been nicknamed the City of Oaks and Azaleas. Bartow is close to Orlando and Tampa, and can be found at the intersection of Highway 98 and Highway 60.
Living in Bartow
Bartow has a population of over 17,000 and is constantly on the rise as it is one of the primary stops for many government officials. Bartow is home to over nineteen large employers which includes the Polk County School Board. The city of Bartow also offers affordable living through single family houses, town homes, apartments, and mobile homes.
Things to Do and See
The City of Bartow is extremely beautiful with its deep history involving many wars. If you want to explore that history, Bartow offers a Polk County History Library, a Polk County Historical Museum, and the L.B. Brown House.
Bartow is full of amazing local restaurants, thrift stores, antique stores, and local vendors. Bartow also offers shade from all of the Oak trees, which is nice during the Summer! Since the city of Bartow is located next to major highways, residents are able to visit Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Orlando, Legoland Florida, and many more attractions.