Lakeshore, Florida

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Lakeshore, Florida
Unincorporated community
Lakeshore, Florida is located in Florida
Lakeshore, Florida
Lakeshore, Florida
Coordinates: 27°51′26″N 81°24′45″W / 27.85722°N 81.41250°W / 27.85722; -81.41250Coordinates: 27°51′26″N 81°24′45″W / 27.85722°N 81.41250°W / 27.85722; -81.41250
Country United States
State Florida
County Polk
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33854
Area code(s) 863
GNIS feature ID 282405[1]

Lakeshore, formerly known as Fedhaven, is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Florida, United States. Lakeshore is located in eastern Polk County 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Nalcrest and 11 miles (18 km) east-southeast of Lake Wales. The community was established in the 1960s as a retirement community for former federal employees, and was thus named Fedhaven; when the land was later sold to private ownership, its name was changed to Lakeshore.[2] Lakeshore has a post office with ZIP code 33854; Fedhaven and Lake Wales are both considered alternate addresses for the community.[3] In 2004, three hurricanes severely damaged Lakeshore.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lakeshore, Florida
  2. ^ a b Townsend, Billy (January 25, 2007). "Storm is Long Gone, But the Damage Isn't". Tampa Tribune. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.