okeechobee is the county seat of okeechobee county florida. pictured is the 1926 okeechobee county courthouse. the town of okeechobee is located on the north shore of lake okeechobee. okeechobee is most famous for the 1928 hurricane. this category 5 hurricane caused lake okeechobee to flood the town and the surrounding area. 2,500 people died in this tragic event. lake okeechobee is world famous for it's execellent fresh water fishing.