Everglades City, Florida, is a small community in southern Florida. It is a small island and one of the ten thousand islands ( 10,000 islands) in the Everglades National Park. This small city was the founding county seat of Collier County. Collier County was created by Barron Collier when he bought part of Lee County and part of Monroe County for pennies an acre as wet lands. These are now some of the most wanted lands on the Gulf coast of Florida. With the 10,00 islands Everglades National Park, the Big Cypress National Preserve, and world class fishing, hunting, airboat rides, and the world renowned Florida Everglades, Everglades City, Florida is a great place to visit and relax.