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

Site of Fort Brooke

 
 
Site of Fort Brooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 13, 2017
1. Site of Fort Brooke Marker
Inscription.  
On this site
Fort Brooke
was established
in 1824

 
Erected 1928 by De Soto Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 27° 56.532′ N, 82° 27.345′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of South Franklin Street and Channelside Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Franklin Street. Marker is located on a support pillar of the Tampa Convention Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timuquan Indian Mound (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mirabella Fish Company (about 700 feet away); Officers Quarters Fort Brooke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bayshore Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline
Site of Fort Brooke Marker on pillar image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 13, 2017
2. Site of Fort Brooke Marker on pillar
(approx. ¼ mile away); Royal Yacht Britannia (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Lafayette Knight (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Former location of Site of Fort Brooke Marker image. Click for full size.
Provided by the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council
3. Former location of Site of Fort Brooke Marker
Located on rock, lower left corner of photo. The Tampa Convention Center is now located here. Taken approximately from same direction as modern photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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