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USS Highlands Memorial

600 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida
Highlands County

This site is located in the central region of the state.


From US 27 in Sebring, travel north on Lakeview Drive to Kenilworth Boulevard. Turn right onto Kenilworth Boulevard to Highlands Avenue, and right (north) to Commerce Avenue. Turn left on Commerce Avenue to the Court House on right.

Located on the lawn of the Highlands County Court House, this 23 x 20” marker honors the service of the USS Highlands and her gallant crew in the Pacific during World War II. Launched July 8, 1944, and named for Highlands County, this Attack Transport saw duty at both Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Spearheaded by the Highlands County Veterans Council, contributions from many generous organizations and individuals made this October 5, 1993 dedication possible.