Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Memoria In Aeterna, 1911
Hillsborough County's Confederate Monument
In 1910, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Tampa Chapter No. 113, began to raise funds for a monument to honor the soldiers and sailors of the Confederate States of America, The Hillsborough County Commission granted the chapter, which had been formed in 1897, a plot on the courthouse square on the southwest corner of Franklin and Lafayette Streets. The sculpture was originally intended to be dedicated January 19, 1911, Robert E. Lee's birthday. However, funds for the $3,000 monument were still being raised and groundbreaking did not occur until January 21, 1911. The installation was completed February 3, and the exquisite marble figures were draped in white until the unveiling on February 8, 1911. On that date, thousands attended this unveiling and important dedication ceremony. Accepting the monument in behalf of the City of Tampa was Mayor D.B. McKay, who was joined by the orator for the occasion, Hon. H.S. Phillips, a local attorney. The statue, entitled Memoria in Aeterna, was fabricated in imported Italian marble and was moved to its current
Erected 1997 by The Tampa Historical Society, Tampa Chapter No. 113, United Daughters of the Confederacy and James B. Hayward, Commander, John T. Lesley Camp No. 1282, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US CivilUnited Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 19, 1844.
Location. 27° 56.968′ N, 82° 27.282′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Pierce Street near Madison Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Hillsborough County's Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial I (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial II (within shouting distance of this marker); 1851 † 1891 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hillsborough Lodge (about 400 feet away); Orange Grove Hotel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,197 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.