The Clewiston News

The Clewiston News covers all of Hendry County including the areas within the city limits of Clewiston and the surrounding communities.

Once used as a campsite by the Indians who fished Lake Okeechobee, the Clewiston area attracted its share of adventurers and pioneer farmers. The first permanent development was undertaken in 1920. The rich black mucklands attracted a group of Midwesterners interested in the cultivation of sugarcane. Although citrus groves are spreading rapidly, sugar remains Clewiston’s largest industry. Thanks to the activities of the U.S. Sugar Corporation, who employs approximately 3,500 people, Clewiston has become known as “America’s Sweetest Town.”

Clewiston is conveniently located between West Palm Beach, 60 miles to the east and Ft. Myers, 60 miles to the west.



Address: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974

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