“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Hyde Park

Old Hyde Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paige Spence, June 28, 2014
1. Old Hyde Park Marker
Inscription. Hyde Park began on February 13, 1886 when O.H. Platt of Hyde Park, Ill., subdivided 20 acres and named it after his hometown. By 1910 Hyde Park with its Georgian and Mediterranean estates had become the most desirable and glamorous residential section of Tampa.

In the 1840's the first American pioneers to "cross the river" and settle the area were W.T. Haskin, Wm. A. Morrison, James M. Watrous, Robert Jackson and Capt. Joseph Moore.

Actually the first settlement in Hyde Park was Spanishtown Creek which consisted of a small fishing village, a cluster of palmetto huts, dating to the Second Spanish Period, 1783 to 1821.
Erected 1985 by Tampa Historical Society.
Location. 27° 56.184′ N, 82° 28.528′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on South Village Circle east of South Dakota Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Reuben Swann (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (about 800 feet away); Dobyville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanishtown Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hutchinson House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Plant Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Babe's Longest Homer (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paige Spence of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on . Photo   1. submitted on , by Paige Spence of Tampa, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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