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Welcome to Webster ...

The city of Webster is located in Sumter County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Webster, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Webster has a population of 1,166 people<2> (see below for details).

Webster is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Webster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Webster: (352)

The ZIP code for Webster: 33597<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Webster had an population of 1,166 people. This is an increase of 48.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Webster had a population of 785 people. This makes Webster the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 785 people, the population of Webster decreased 2.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 805 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Webster.

Communities Also Named Webster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 50 communities that are also named Webster - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire (2), New York (3), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Webster.

Communities near Webster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Webster.

  • Clermont
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Leesburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Groveland
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Minneola
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Fruitland Park
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Dade City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Wildwood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Mascotte
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Bushnell
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Center Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Webster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Webster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Webster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Webster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Webster. See our Newspapers Page for Webster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Webster ...

Looking for more information about Webster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Webster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Webster.

Adding Webster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Webster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Webster was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Webster on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Webster.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Webster. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sumter County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Sumter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Webster.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Webster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Webster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Webster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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