Venus

Name:

Venus

County:

Highlands

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

27°4′0.84″N 81°21′24.84″W / 27.0669000°N 81.3569000°W / 27.0669000

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Venus is an unincorporated community in southeastern Highlands County, Florida, United States. Lake Placid is the nearest town to the north. Palmdale, another unincorporated community, is to the south. Hunting and fishing are popular recreations.

Remains:

Delray Plants Co., an indoor foliage plant greenhouse, is located here. Consolidated Citrus LP is located here.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The Venus Project has its research center located here, and is derived from the name of the community. On June 24, 2012, Venus was struck by an EF0 tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debby, resulting in one death and property damage.

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