Plant City in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Town of Plant City
Incorporated January 10, 1885
Location. 28° 0.936′ N, 82° 7.319′ W. Marker is in Plant City, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Palmer Street east of East North Drane Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Plant City Historic Downtown Welcome Center, at the old Union Depot train station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Palmer Street, Plant City FL 33563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plant City Union Depot (a few steps from this marker); Plant City High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cow Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Methodist Episcopal Church South (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bealsville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Glover School (approx. 5.7 miles away); 320th Bombardment Group (M) (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plant City.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Downtown Plant City Commercial District (a National Historic District).
Regarding Town of Plant City. Plant City was named in honor of railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, who built railroads across central Florida to Tampa Bay.
Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world, hosting the Florida Strawberry Festival annually in February - early March.
Also see . . .
1. Plant City Photo Archives & History Center. An online archive of over 60,000 images from the city's past. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
2. Plant City History. from the city's official website (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.