Leesburg is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 15,956 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 19,086. Leesburg is located in central Florida, between Lake Harris and Lake Griffin, at the head of the Oklawaha River system. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Leesburg is the home of Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) with campuses also in Clermont, Florida and Sumterville, Florida. It is also the home of Beacon College.
Leesburg was first settled in 1857 by Evander McIver Lee. Several of Evander Lee's brothers followed him to the area. One of these brothers, Calvin Lee, was credited with giving the town its name. The city of Leesburg was first incorporated in 1875, and was the county seat of Sumter County for a time until Lake County was formed in 1887.
In the early 20th century, Leesburg was an important center for watermelon production. In 1930, Leesburg held its first Watermelon Festival, an annual tradition that would last until watermelon production in the area dwindled to the point that watermelons for the last festival had to be brought in from outside the area.
In 1938, the WPA began work on the Venetian Gardens waterside park, on the shores of Lake Harris. The canals and gardens of this park have been a centerpiece of the community ever since.
In 2011, the Leesburg High School boys basketball team won the 4A state championship.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African Hair Braiding & Art - Category: Hair Salons - 1010 W Dixie Ave.
Leesburg, FL 43026 (352) 728-6160
Cutt'N Up Barber Shop & Hair Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 2336 W. Main St.
Leesburg, Florida 34748 (352) 315-1748
Da Cutting Edge - Category: Hair Salons - 106 S 3rd St. Leesburg, Florida (352) 365-6770
Tina Deluxe African Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salons - 1107 W North Blvd
Leesburg, FL 43026 (352) 360-0111
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
A Dancer's Place - Category: Hip Hop and Urban Dancing - 9920 Us Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788 (352) 365-2838
Bella Faire Event Planners - Category: Certified International Event and Wedding Planner
- International Event Planners. We plan all events...BIG or small! Weddings, Business and Social Events. 7822 Sloewood Dr, Leesburg, FL (352) 787-0477 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Ken's Sport Bar & Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 327 Pine St, Leesburg, Florida (352) 787-4591
Pine Street Bar-B-Q - Category: Bar-B-Q - 408 Pine St, Leesburg, Florida (352) 728-1293
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