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

Courthouse Square

 
 
Courthouse Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. Courthouse Square Marker
Inscription. For 104 years this block was the official site of executive and judicial government for Hillsborough County, Florida. The first courthouse, a log building burned by Seminole Indians in 1836, possibly stood here. Subsequent ones were built on this square in 1848, 1855 and 1891. The latter a unique red brick, silver domed building, designed by J.A. Wood, architect of H.B. Plant's famed Tampa Bay Hotel, was demolished in 1952.
 
Erected 1972 by Tampa Historical Society In Cooperation With Marine Bank and Trust Co.
 
Location. 27° 56.904′ N, 82° 27.484′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East Madison Street and North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on East Madison Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Salvation Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk (about 300 feet away); Tampa POW/MIA (about 400 feet away); Sacred Heart Church (about 400 feet away); The Rough Riders Passed By Here
Courthouse Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. Courthouse Square Marker
(about 400 feet away); Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. (about 500 feet away); First Lt. Baldomero Lopez (about 500 feet away); Federal Building (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Categories. Government
 
Courthouse Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Courthouse Square Marker
Looking west along E. Madison St.
Courthouse Square Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
4. Courthouse Square Marker
Seen here to the left of the corner of Franklin and Madison
Tampa Police Headquarters Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
5. Tampa Police Headquarters
Built on the former Courthouse Square
Courthouse Square Marker and the Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
6. Courthouse Square Marker and the Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
The marker is in the distance, below the American flag.
Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
7. Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
8. Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Fallen Officers Memorial at Tampa Police Headquarters Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
9. Fallen Officers Memorial at Tampa Police Headquarters
The flags of the USA and the City of Tampa are shown at half-mast following the June 29, 2010 deaths of two officers in the line of duty.
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
10. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Left panel Roll Call of Honor
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
11. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Right panel Roll Call of Honor
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
12. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Memorials to officers from the former cities of Port Tampa and West Tampa
(annexed by the City of Tampa in 1961 and 1925, respectively)
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
13. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Emblem of Police shield draped with a black band of mourning
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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