Copeland, Florida

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Copeland, Florida
Unincorporated community
Copeland is located in Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 25°57′13″N 081°21′21″W / 25.95361°N 81.35583°W / 25.95361; -81.35583Coordinates: 25°57′13″N 081°21′21″W / 25.95361°N 81.35583°W / 25.95361; -81.35583[1]
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Collier
Elevation[1] 3 ft (1 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34137
GNIS ID[1] 295218

Copeland is an unincorporated community located in eastern Collier County, Florida, United States. It is at the junction of State Road 29 and Janes Memorial Scenic Drive (County Road 837).[1] Copeland lies along the western border of the Big Cypress National Preserve, and wedged beside the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park to the east. The hamlet of Jerome is a few miles to the north, while Carnestown lies a few miles to the south at the intersection of State Road 29 and U.S. Route 41.

The population was estimated at 275 people in 2006.[2] Copeland also lies within a Florida panther habitat. Copeland was founded in 1932 in honor of David Graham Copeland,[3] a U.S. Navy engineer[4] who helped plan the Tamiami Trail and began a family-owned farming business at this location.

Copeland is part of the NaplesMarco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Copeland was also the location of the low-budget, 1978 horror movie, Blood Stalkers.