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

Town of Plant City

Incorporated January 10, 1885

 
 
Town of Plant City Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 29, 2011
1. Town of Plant City Marker
Inscription. Area one square mile with the center three blocks west of this point. The town plat covered land originally owned by pioneer John G. Thomas; 55 acres platted for Judge Henry L. Mitchell and 65 acres platted for Simon Peter Thomas, son of the pioneer. Mitchell became the 16th Governor of Florida; Thomas became Plant City alderman.
 
Erected 1985.
 
Location. 28° 0.936′ N, 82° 7.319′ W. Marker is in Plant City, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Palmer Street east of East North Drane Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Plant City Historic Downtown Welcome Center, at the old Union Depot train station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Palmer Street, Plant City FL 33563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plant City Union Depot (a few steps from this marker); Plant City High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cow Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bealsville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Glover School (approx. 5.7 miles away); 320th Bombardment Group (M)
Town of Plant City Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
2. Town of Plant City Marker
Seen to the right
(approx. 6.7 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. 10.2 miles away); Polk Theatre and Office Building (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plant City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Downtown Plant City Commercial District (a National Historic District).
 
Regarding Town of Plant City. Plant City was named in honor of railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, who built railroads across central Florida to Tampa Bay.

Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world, hosting the Florida Strawberry Festival annually in February - early March.
 
Also see . . .
1. Plant City Photo Archives & History Center. An online archive of over 60,000 images from the city's past. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.) 

2. Plant City History. from the city's official website (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Plant City Historic Downtown Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 29, 2011
3. Plant City Historic Downtown Welcome Center
The marker is located on the grounds of the Welcome Center, formerly the city's Union Depot train station. It now includes a small railway museum.
Plant City's McCall Park image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 29, 2011
4. Plant City's McCall Park
Across the street from the Welcome Center, McCall Park stretches along the CSX A-line tracks through downtown Plant City.
Downtown Plant City image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
5. Downtown Plant City
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. 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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