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Largo
Pinellas County, Florida

ZipCodes
34641, 34643, 34644, 34646, 34647, 34648

Motto
A Hometown Kind of Place
City of Progress



Page Contents for Largo, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Largo is approximately 69,317 2000, 77648 2010.
The approximate number of families is 38,711 1990, 38022 2010.
The amount of land area in Largo is 36.614 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Largo is 16.69 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.177 sq kilometers.
The distance from Largo to Washington DC is 832 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 198 miles. (as the crow flies)
Largo is positioned 27.90 degrees north of the equator and 82.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Largo median income is $ 42,000.
The average low temperature is Spring 64.9; Summer 75.3; Fall 76.9; Winter 64.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is Spring 82; Summer 89.6; Fall 82.9; Winter 71 degrees F.

Location

in the heart of Pinellas County, midway on Florida's Gulf Coast, with Tampa Bay to the east. Nearby cities include, Clearwater, Belleair, Seminole and Pinellas Park.

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History & History Related Items

Largo was settled between 1848 and 1871 when the seven McMullen brothers came from Georgia. The grew citrus trees and ranged cattle. Some members of the family are in the area with some living in one of the original homes here in Largo.

In 1886, the railroad refused to build a depot unless the settlement had a name. Some wanted to use the name of the daughter of Gideon Blitch, who was a local resident. They would name it Luluville. But, in the end, the name became Largo after the large lake in town. The lake was drained about 50 years later. Some also believe the town was named for Largo, Scotland, where a number of the early settlers came from.

Largo was incorporated as a town in 1905.

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The settling of Largo

between 1848 and 1871 by the McMullin brothers from Georgia

The founding of Largo

6 June 1905


Attractions

Things to see and do in Largo and the area.

Kid's Firehouse & Museum
9510 Kids Firehouse Ave
Largo, FL 33773-1101
Phone: 727-585-1300

National Comedy Hall Of Fame
9011 Park Blvd
Largo, FL 33777-4123
Phone: 727-319-0666

Pictures of the Largo, Florida area may be found at this site. Here is a picture of the Welcome to Largo sign
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Largo City Government

City of Largo
225 1st Avenue, S.W.
Largo, FL 34640
Phone: 727-587-6700
Email

Largo has a Council/Manager form of government. There are six commissioners on the city commissions and one elected mayor.

Largo Chamber

Greater Largo Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 326
Largo, Florida 33779
Location:
151 3rd St. NW
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-584-2321
Fax: 727-586-3112

Largo Organizations

Greater Largo Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 326
Largo, Florida 33779
Location:
151 3rd St. NW
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-584-2321
Fax: 727-586-3112

Largo Libraries

Largo Public Library
351 E Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33770-3715
Phone: 727-587-6715


Family History Center
9001 106th Ave
Largo, FL 33777-1148
Phone: 727-399-8018

Largo Schools

Largo students attend the Pinellas County Schools system

Pinellas County Schools
301 4th St SW
Largo, FL 33770-3536
Phone: 727-586-1818 Largo

Miscellany

Most homes in Largo are priced under $ 100,000. The range is from $ 40,000 to over $ 250,000.


Largo has the highest elevation above sea level of any incorporated areas in Pinellas County.


The population of Largo was:
1950 - 1,500
1970 - 22,000+
1998 - 68,324
2000 - 69,317
2002 - 70,000+

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