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Babson Park is a CDP in Polk County, Florida. Located between Lake Wales and Frostproof, this tiny area is made up of only one and a half square miles of land. Unbelievably for the sunshine state, there is no waterways in this community.  However, Crooked Lake is so close to the line that many folks believe that the lake is actually in Babson Park. The Major roadway through town is Hwy 17 where the majority of local companies are located. Although small in size, with less then 1,200 residents, Babson Park is home to the Webber International University and just a half-mile from Warner University which is recognized as one of the top rated schools in Florida. The Babson Park Business Directory will help you find what you’re looking for in Babson Park and Polk County, Florida. What can we help you find today?

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Crooked Lake is located on one of the highest peninsulas in Florida, on Lake Wales Ridge. Originally known as Caloosa Lake by the Indians, Crooked Lake is one of the largest lakes in Polk County with a maximum depth of 45 feet. This is a favorite fishing spot in Florida for bass fishing, fishing tournaments and water sport activities. The lake is located west of Babson Park, north and west of Hillcrest Heights and east of Crooked Lake Park.

The history of Webber International University: Grace Knight and Roger W. Babson founded the Webber International University in 1927. It was originally established as a women’s only college, with the sole purpose of teaching women about business. Webber was also the first school chartered under the educational and charitable laws of the State of Florida as a non-profit organization. The college began accepting male students in 1971. During the 1980s the Sabbagh Athletic Center was added to provide excellent facilities for volleyball and basketball. Expanding even more in the 1990’s, the school became a member of NAIA and the Florida Sun Conference. Webber women participate on the intercollegiate level in the soccer, volleyball, tennis, fast-pitch softball, cross-country, golf, track and field while Webber men compete in cross-country, soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, golf, track and field and football.

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