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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War

 
 
Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 16, 2008
1. Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War Marker
Inscription. From April to June, 1898, Tampa served as port of embarkation for U.S. troops on their way to Cuba. Some 30,000 troops arrived in Tampa and 16,000 embarked from Port Tampa on June 7. The Tampa Bay Hotel was headquarters for the force's leaders including Generals Miles and Shafter and Colonel "Teddy" Roosevelt. The city also swarmed with visiting civilians including author Richard Harding Davis and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-42.)
 
Location. 27° 51.992′ N, 82° 31.605′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of South West Shore Boulevard and Interbay Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on South West Shore Boulevard. Click for map. Spanish American War Memorial Park, just south of the gazebo. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palonis Park (approx. 2 miles away); Battlefield (approx. 3.1 miles away); Convent of the Holy Names (approx. 4 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 16, 2008
2. Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Congregation Schaari Zedek (approx. 5.2 miles away); Memorial Highway (approx. 5.4 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Hyde Park (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. There is also an undated plaque about 40' to the east of the marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 16, 2008
3. Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War Marker
Undated plaque near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 16, 2008
4. Undated plaque near Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,973 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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