LaBelle is a city in and the county seat of Hendry County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,210 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 4,480 http://www. census. gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2004-04-12. xls. It was named for Laura and Belle Hendry, daughters of pioneer cattleman Francis A. Hendry. LaBelle hosts the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival, which is held in honor of the Florida state tree during the last full weekend of February.