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Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter

Pioneer Environmentalist

 
 
Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 26, 2017
1. Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Marker
Inscription.  This marker honors Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter, a U.S. Army Officer who was stationed at Fort Brook during the 1830's and believed to be Tampa's first environmentalist.

Hunter recognized the natural beauty of the land around him and admonished his soldiers by stating "What sacrilege!" when they cut down the stately live oaks for firewood. Markborough, the developer of Hunters Green, chose to name their community after Capt. Hunter because of their deep concern for the environment. This concern and careful planning led to the community's distinction as a Florida Quality Development (FQD).
 
Erected 1990 by Markborough Florida Inc in cooperation with the Tampa Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 28° 7.78′ N, 82° 19.936′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Oak Drive and Parkway Green Lane, on the left when traveling east on Highland Oak Drive
Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Marker at park entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 26, 2017
2. Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Marker at park entrance.
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. Marker is at the entrance to Nathaniel Hunter Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9456 Highland Oak Drive, Tampa FL 33647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John B. Sargeant, Sr. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Fort King Trail (approx. 4˝ miles away); Military Road (approx. 5.3 miles away); Thonotosassa Chamber of Commerce (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Largest Orange Grove in the World (approx. 6.1 miles away); Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 6.3 miles away); Concord Stagecoach Road (approx. 6.8 miles away); Reverend Billy Graham (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022