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

(Formerly) Jules Verne Park

 
 
(Formerly) Jules Verne Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 4, 2020
1. (Formerly) Jules Verne Park Marker
Inscription.  Mrs. Chester W. Chapin, controlling owner of the company which operated the city's first electric trolley cars, purchased these acres and in 1894 developed this site into a tropical parkas terminal for her line.

She named it for the French writer Jules Verne (1814-1905)who in his famous novel "From The Earth To The Moon" first published in 1865 chose Tampa town as his launching site for the imaginary shot of his rocket to that planet near one hundred years ago.
 
Erected 1962 by Hillsborough County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 27° 53.363′ N, 82° 28.908′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Interbay Boulevard 0.1 miles south of South Nichol Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5300 Interbay Boulevard, Tampa FL 33611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battlefield (approx. half a mile away); "I Pledge Allegiance..."
(Formerly) Jules Verne Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 4, 2020
2. (Formerly) Jules Verne Park Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Convent of the Holy Names (approx. 1.9 miles away); Roosevelt Elementary School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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