Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Hyde Park
In the 1840's the first American pioneers to "cross the river" and settle the area were W.T. Haskin, Wm. A. Morrison, James M. Watrous, Robert Jackson and Capt. Joseph Moore.
Actually the first settlement in Hyde Park was Spanishtown Creek which consisted of a small fishing village, a cluster of palmetto huts, dating to the Second Spanish Period, 1783 to 1821.
Erected 1985 by Tampa Historical Society.
Location. 27° 56.184′ N, 82° 28.528′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on South Village Circle east of South Dakota Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Reuben Swann (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace (about 600 feet away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (about 800 feet away); Dobyville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanishtown Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jessamine Flowers Link (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hutchinson House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Plant Field (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Categories. • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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