Venus, Florida

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Venus, Florida
Unincorporated community
Venus, Florida is located in Florida
Venus, Florida
Venus, Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°4′0.84″N 81°21′24.84″W / 27.0669000°N 81.3569000°W / 27.0669000; -81.3569000Coordinates: 27°4′0.84″N 81°21′24.84″W / 27.0669000°N 81.3569000°W / 27.0669000; -81.3569000
Country United States
State Florida
County Highlands County
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 863

Venus is an unincorporated community in southeastern Highlands County, Florida, United States.

Lake Placid, Florida is the nearest town to the north. Palmdale, Florida, another unincorporated community, is to the south. Hunting and fishing are popular recreations.

The Venus Project has its research center located here, and is derived from the name of the community.[1]

Tropical Storm Debby[edit]

On June 24, 2012 Venus was struck by an EF-2 Tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debby resulting in one death and property damage.[2][3]

Businesses[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Venus Project Research Center Retrieved on June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tropical Storm Debby: Seven confirmed tornadoes in Tampa Bay area". WFTS. June 27, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Skrzypek, Jeff (June 25, 2012). "Heather Town, Venus mom, shields child during tornado, dies". WPTV. Retrieved August 8, 2013.