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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hillsborough County, Florida

Clickable Map of Hillsborough County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hillsborough County, FL (246) Hardee County, FL (4) Manatee County, FL (98) Pasco County, FL (72) Pinellas County, FL (80) Polk County, FL (87)  HillsboroughCounty(246) Hillsborough County (246)  HardeeCounty(4) Hardee County (4)  ManateeCounty(98) Manatee County (98)  PascoCounty(72) Pasco County (72)  PinellasCounty(80) Pinellas County (80)  PolkCounty(87) Polk County (87)
Adjacent to Hillsborough County, Florida
    Hardee County (4)
    Manatee County (98)
    Pasco County (72)
    Pinellas County (80)
    Polk County (87)
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1Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — A Butterfly’s Habitat
In the Tampa Bay area’s subtropical climate, butterflies can thrive among many varieties of plants. In fact, most live their entire lives around plants like the ones in this garden, which was created as a butterfly habitat. The plants attract . . . — Map (db m106502) HM
2Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — Do You See a Manatee?
As manatees move about in the warm water, you may see various parts of their anatomy. These include: Snouts If you hear a rushing noise like that of a snorkeler who’s blowing water out of his tube, be sure to scan the water’s surface for . . . — Map (db m106503)
3Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — Listen carefully to hear a manatee!
Manatees can communicate with each other by making squeaks, chips and squeals. Most manatee communications occur between a mother and her calf. Perhaps you will hear a mother manatee calling her calf if they become visually separated. . . . — Map (db m106504) HM
4Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — Long-Legged Wading Birds Stalk the Shallows
Great Blue Heron This is the largest member of the heron family. Its long legs allow it to wade in deeper water than the other herons. The great blue’s powerful neck whips its sharp beak at its prey with great speed. Its favorite meal is . . . — Map (db m106507) HM
5Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — Manatee Scar Identification
Manatee photo-identification is a research technique that uses the unique pattern of scars and mutilations on a manatee’s trunk and tail fluke to identify an individual animal over time. In Florida, the scars are primarily a result of . . . — Map (db m106500) HM
6Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — Storm Water and the Estuary
Clean brackish water, created by the mixing of clean fresh water and salt water, is important to the health of the estuary. Stormwater runoff however, can create problems. What is Stormwater Runoff? It is excess rain that flows over . . . — Map (db m106499)
7Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — The Life Cycle of the Monarch ButterflyDananus plexippus
Range The monarch butterfly is native to North, Central, and northern South America. It has been accidentally introduced to numerous islands in the Pacific and Atlantic. Habitat In the spring and summer, the monarch butterfly’s . . . — Map (db m106501) HM
8Florida (Hillsborough County), Apollo Beach — What Role Do Mangroves Play In An Estuary?
Mangroves are the basis of the estuary’s food chain and are important nurseries for fish, crustaceans and shellfish. Seventy-five percent of the game fish and ninety percent of the commercial species in south Florida are dependent on mangrove . . . — Map (db m106506) HM
9Florida (Hillsborough County), Bealsville — Bealsville
The community that became known as Bealsville was settled in late 1865 by former slaves from nearby plantations in Hopewell, Springhead and surrounding areas. The original settlers were Steven Allen, Issac Berry, Peter Dexter, Neptune Henry, Mills . . . — Map (db m101009) HM
10Florida (Hillsborough County), Brandon — Brandon Family Cemetery
The earliest marked grave, dated 1857, was that of Susan Carson, mother of Martha Carson Brandon. Traveling by wagon train, John Brandon, his wife Martha (cousin of Kit Carson) and six sons left Mississippi and arrived at Fort Brooke (Tampa) in . . . — Map (db m57356) HM
11Florida (Hillsborough County), Brandon — Brandon Homestead
In 1876 James H. Brandon, son of town founder John Brandon and wife Martha, built this large two-story frame home for his wife Johanna and their seven children. They loved entertaining guests in their Folk Victorian southern mansion. . . . — Map (db m27201) HM
12Florida (Hillsborough County), Brandon — Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114, F. & A.M.1890-1990
"Freemasons" have helped build and lead America for over 200 years. The members of the Brandon Masonic Lodge, chartered Jan. 22, 1890, have done the same for their respective communities during the past 100 years. Originally named Hacienda Lodge No. . . . — Map (db m100984) HM
13Florida (Hillsborough County), Brandon — Brandon School
During WWI, the original sandstone brick "Twin Towers" were built on land once belonging to the Brandon family. This school consolidated the area's one-room schoolhouses to better educate the young. The first principal, John T. Bushong, expanded . . . — Map (db m100982) HM
14Florida (Hillsborough County), Brandon — LimonaFounded January 12, 1876
Lakewood Drive, part of old Seminole Indian trails, led to Fort Brooke and "Pease Creek". In 1876 Judge Joseph Gillette Knapp of Wis. settled and named Limona after citrus trees left by the Spanish. In 1877 the Elgin Watch Co. formed Limona Park . . . — Map (db m57213) HM
15Florida (Hillsborough County), Lithia — Site of Alderman's FordFirst Crossing Point of the Alafia River in This Vicinity
In 1848, James Alderman settled near this site, a densely forested area, and cut down the steep banks of the Alafia River to make it easier for horses and wagons to ford it. The area became known as Alderman's Ford. As the land to the south of . . . — Map (db m111055) HM
16Florida (Hillsborough County), Lithia — Site of Fort AlafiaIndian War Stockade Built 1849 Community & Post Office Established 1855
1st Lt. Irving McDowell, 1st Artillery USA. Later Major General & Commander of Union Forces at the Battle of Bull Run (Manassas). Garrisoned this fort in June 1850. — Map (db m151007) HM
17Florida (Hillsborough County), Lutz — Old Lutz Elementary SchoolErected 1927
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior August 15, 1996 — Map (db m32216) HM
18Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — F-987 — Bing Rooming House
The Bing Rooming House was built in 1928, during the period of Plant City's railroad expansion. This two-story, thirteen-room house is a good example of Frame Vernacular construction, typical of that period, and is decorated with intricate mill work . . . — Map (db m131761) HM
19Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — Cow CavalryIn Memory — Co. B 1st Battalion       Fl. Special Cavalry C. S. A. —
(Front face)1863 - 1865 Erected by Plant City Chapter #1931 United Daughters of the Confederacy November 17, 2007 By 1863 the Confederate Army was suffering severe food shortages. Capt. John T. Lesley was commissioned to recruit from . . . — Map (db m46292) HM
20Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — Echebucsassa Post Office
This marker is to commemorate the Echebucsassa Post Office which was four miles north of this place — Map (db m150982) HM
21Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — Glover SchoolHillsborough County Historic Landmark — circa 1933 —
In 1866, freed slaves from East Hillsborough County founded the community of Bealsville - named for Alfred Beal, a member of one of the original families. Since the beginning of the community, education was important to its residents. Instruction . . . — Map (db m57221) HM
22Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — 81000194 — Plant City High School
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m55287) HM
23Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — 75000558 — Plant City Union Depot
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m51654) HM
24Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — Site of Methodist Episcopal Church South1885-1902
Plant City's first church building was erected here by the Methodist congregation established at Ichepucksassa in 1850 by Rev. Samuel Knight. The congregation relocated from Shiloh to the new Town of Plant City where a church was erected under the . . . — Map (db m111090) HM
25Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — Town of Plant CityIncorporated January 10, 1885
Area one square mile with the center three blocks west of this point. The town plat covered land originally owned by pioneer John G. Thomas; 55 acres platted for Judge Henry L. Mitchell and 65 acres platted for Simon Peter Thomas, son of the . . . — Map (db m51324) HM
26Florida (Hillsborough County), Plant City — Turkey Creek School
(side 1) Turkey Creek School was established in 1873 in a one room log cabin at Beaty's Corner. By 1903, two small schools (Bledsoe and Pleasant Grove) were consolidated into the Turkey Creek School on property located along Edwards Road. . . . — Map (db m150550) HM
27Florida (Hillsborough County), Riverview — 5 — Saved from SlaveryFlorida De Soto Trail — June 20, 1539 —
It’s June 20, 1539… Juan Ortiz, a lost Spaniard from an earlier expedition with Pánfilo de Narváez, is found by De Soto’s men not far from here. He tells his story – Ten years ago I was captured by Chief Ucita. I later escaped to the . . . — Map (db m126571) HM
28Florida (Hillsborough County), Ruskin — 3 — Landing in La FloridaFlorida De Soto Trail — May 30, 1539 —
It’s May 30, 1539… Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto has arrived here in La Florida, Land of Flowers, and stepped ashore – My men can now offload our nine ships. We have sailed with 500 tons of materials needed for our . . . — Map (db m126569) HM
29Florida (Hillsborough County), Ruskin — Miracle at Cockroach Bay The Leisey Shell Fossils
In the ponds in front of you one of the richest Ice-Age fossil discoveries in the world took place in 1983-84. When amateur paleontologists reported a large accumulation of fossils to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Leisey Shell Pit and . . . — Map (db m120625) HM
30Florida (Hillsborough County), Ruskin — F-246 — Ruskin College President's Home
Ruskin College opened in 1910 as a coeducational industrial and liberal arts college. It was located on part of a large tract of land purchased by Dr. George McA. Miller beginning in 1907 for the purpose of establishing a cooperative college and a . . . — Map (db m44841) HM
31Florida (Hillsborough County), Ruskin — 4 — Staking Their ClaimFlorida De Soto Trail — June 1, 1539 —
(Left panel) De Soto Trail 1539-1540 You are standing along the historic route of the conquistador Hernando de Soto and his expedition through the Florida Native American territories in his quest for gold and glory. . . . — Map (db m126570) HM
32Florida (Hillsborough County), Seffner — Florida Militia Ambush
. . . — Map (db m130072) HM
33Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — "I Pledge Allegiance..."
Francis J. Bellamay, called "the most neglected patriot in American history", wrote the immortal words of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, while an editor on the magazine, Youth Companion, in 1892. He lived in Tampa and worked as . . . — Map (db m154311) HM
34Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — “Cuba”The Official Newspaper of the Cuban Revolutionary Party — 1887 – 1898 —
On this site was published the historic newspaper “Cuba,” dedicated to the cause of Cuban Independence. “Cuba” was the successor of “El Crítico De Ybor City.” Its editor was Ramon Rivero y Rivero, a great . . . — Map (db m31940) HM
35Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — (Formerly) Jules Verne Park
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 . . . — Map (db m154310) HM
36Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — 1851 † 1891
Site of Tampa's First Church Building and first frame ecclesiastical House of Worship erected in the area of all South Florida. Built by the Methodist congregation under the superintendency of Rev. L. G. Lesley. General T.J. "Stonewall" . . . — Map (db m27199) HM
37Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — 29 Sea Captains and Mariners
Dedicated to the memory of the 29 Sea Captains and Mariners whose vision and courage chartered a course of development for Tampa Bay — Map (db m26967) HM
38Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — 400th Anniversary of the Landing of Panfilo de Narvaez
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing of Panfilo de Narvaez, intreped [sic] Spanish Explorer and his four hundred brave companions The first white men to set foot upon the shores of Tampa Bay April 15, 1528. Erected April . . . — Map (db m33796) HM
39Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Academy of The Holy Names
On Sept. 14, 1896, Sisters of the Holy Names established The Academy of The Holy Names by order of Bishop John Moore. Sisters Mary Emiline and Mary Hubert were the first teachers in this brick school.     On Nov. 29, 1896, Fr. William Tyrrell, . . . — Map (db m47916) HM
40Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Alfred Reuben Swann(1843-1926)
  Alfred Reuben Swann was born and raised in Tennessee. After wintering in Tampa, he foresaw a bright future for the community. In 1905, he began living in Tampa much of the year and became a major figure in the city's residential and commercial . . . — Map (db m69882) HM
41Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Alvar Nunez Cabeza de VacaConquistador..........,
   Treasurer of the ill-fated Panfilo de Narvez expedition, was first to write of the discovery of Tampa Bay, April 17, 1528, calling it "Bahia de la Cruz, the best harbor in the world."    After the disastrous trek through Florida the remaining . . . — Map (db m37665) HM
42Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Angus R. GossMemorial Swimming Pool — 1962 —
In memory of Angus R. Goss Native Tampan, killed in action during World War II at New Georgia Islands on July 20, 1943 while serving in the 1st Marine Raider Division Received the Navy Cross and was cited for the Congressional . . . — Map (db m43836) HM
43Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo1912 - 1994
Beloved Civic Leader, Historian, Businessman and Author whose infectious enthusiasm inspired the preservation of Local History — Map (db m8849) HM
44Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Anthony P. Pizzo(1912-1994)
Civic leader and historian, Tony Pizzo, was born in the family home at this location on September 22, 1912. Tony's pride in his community inspired him to research and document history that would have been lost without his efforts. His enthusiasm . . . — Map (db m33055) HM
45Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Antonio Maceo GrajalesLugarteniente General, Ejercito Libertador de Cuba — Lieutenant General, Cuban Liberation Army —
Born in Santiago de Cuba 14 June 1845. Rose from Private to Major General during the Ten-years War of Independence 1868-78. During the final War of Independence, he led the 1896 invasion of Cuba from Oriente across 750 miles of continual combat. . . . — Map (db m32198) HM
46Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti1893
In a small isolated cottage located in this vicinity, an attempt to poison Jose Marti, the leader of the Cuban Insurrection of 1895, was made by two Spanish agents. Marti's intuition saved his life. The traitors repented and Marti forgave . . . — Map (db m14545) HM
47Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — B.F. Marcos Building
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its Archives at the Library of Congress — Map (db m30453) HM
48Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Babe's Longest Homer
At Tampa's Plant Field on April 4, 1919, "Babe" Ruth, playing for the Boston Red Sox against the N.Y. Giants, smacked a 587- foot home run that set a record in a pre-season game. 4,300 screaming fans saw the feat. Famed Evangelist Billy . . . — Map (db m46601) HM
49Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Battlefield
Site of Only Land Engagement at Tampa between Confederate & Union Forces, Oct. 17, 1863 A Federal detachment of 124 men from U. S. gunboat Tahoma & Steamer Adela after firing 2 blockade-runners moored upriver fell back under Confederate assault . . . — Map (db m44740) HM
50Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Benjamin Field/George N. Benjamin b 1859 d 1926
Benjamin Field In 1896, this land was gifted to the City of West Tampa as a public park by George N. Benjamin, a prominent entrepreneur & early West Tampa leader. The park was built & 2 year later it was used by Theodore Roosevelt & the . . . — Map (db m136019) HM
51Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Billy Graham Began Here
From the sidewalk in this Franklin St. neighborhood, the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham forty years ago launched his worldwide Christian evangelistic crusade, exhorting derelicts, drunks and "Skid Row" bums. Since then he has preached to more people than any . . . — Map (db m103245) HM
52Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Bruce B. Downs BoulevardThe Board of County Commissioners County of Hillsborough — Resolution —
  WHEREAS, the Public Works Administration of Bruce B. Downs began a new era of commitment and progress in the public works programs of Hillsborough County; and,       WHEREAS, during his tenure as Deputy County Administrator for every area of his . . . — Map (db m35856) HM
53Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — C. Cecilia MorseJune 3, 1838 - June 13, 1926 — Foundress of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in San Antonio, Florida —
In 1883, as a young widow with 6 children, she moved to the Catholic colony of San Antonio, FL in Pasco County only to discover that there was no school. Telling the colony's founder "The minds of the children now here won't wait" she began teaching . . . — Map (db m37795) HM
54Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Capt. James McKay, I (1808 - 1876)
On this site, after the devasting hurricane of 1848, McKay, a native of Scotland, built his first permanent home of finished lumber from Mobile, Ala. Here, with his wife Matilda,they raised their children. McKay was a dominant factor in the . . . — Map (db m27265) HM
55Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Capt. Nathaniel Wyche HunterPioneer Environmentalist
This marker honors Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter, a U.S. Army Officer who was stationed at Fort Brook during the 1830's and believed to be Tampa's first environmentalist. Hunter recognized the natural beauty of the land around him and admonished . . . — Map (db m101643) HM
56Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Captain Joseph FryTampa's First Native Son Died for Cuban Liberty
Captain Joseph Fry was born in Tampa (Fort Brooke) June 14, 1826. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served with the Navy throughout the world. When the Civil War broke out, Fry fought with courage and capacity for the South in the . . . — Map (db m129943) HM
57Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Carver City-Lincoln GardensTwo Neighborhoods, One Community, One Vision
In 1928, this area, home to a few homesteaders, fishermen and farmers, witnessed the construction of the first modern homes for African Americans at 4125 West Arch and 4104 West Laurel Streets. It was not until the transition of Black soldiers . . . — Map (db m135953) HM
58Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Central Avenue
From the late 19th century until the mid 1970s, Central Avenue was the principal business and entertainment district of Tampa's African American community. In 1974, Urban Redevelopment razed all but a few of the buildings and converted the area . . . — Map (db m94179) HM
59Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-383 — Centro Español de Tampa
Chartered on September 7, 1891, El Centro Español was the first Latin club organized in Ybor City. As a mutual aid society, it provided early Spanish immigrants with a framework by which they maintained their identity and culture while . . . — Map (db m31711) HM
60Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — 74000632 — Centro Español de West Tampa
Centro Español de West Tampa has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1974 — Map (db m47463) HM
61Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Charles Lafayette Knight"Charley" — May 31, 1928 - March 25, 1996 —
"Knight's Point" is dedicated in memory of Charley Knight, a native Tampan, well-known property appraiser and prominent collector of Native-American artifacts. Knight always had a keen interest in and fond feelings for the 177-acre tract of . . . — Map (db m36131) HM
62Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Clara Barton1821-1912 — Founder of the American Red Cross —
Clarissa 'Clara' Harlowe Barton traveled through Tampa, in 1898, on her way to and from Cuba during the Spanish American War. Barton often stayed at the home of J. Mack Towne, which was located just north of this marker at 350 Plant Avenue. There . . . — Map (db m156548) HM
63Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Clara C. FryeApril 17, 1872-April 8, 1936
When the 20th century began, medical care facilities for Tampa's black citizens were still non-existent. Clara Frye began caring for the sick and injured blacks in her three-room home in 1908. The financial struggles she faced on trying to provide . . . — Map (db m151031) HM
64Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Col. Peter O. Knight
Col. Peter O. Knight built this cottage at 245 Hyde Park Ave. in 1890, having moved here the year before from Fort Myers. He had married the former Miss Lillie Frierson in 1886. The house now is headquarters of the Tampa Historical Society. Knight . . . — Map (db m151024) HM
65Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Columbia RestaurantFounded 1905
The Columbia is the oldest and largest Spanish restaurant in the United States. It was opened as a cafe for cigarmakers by Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. When he died in 1930 his son Casimiro Hernandez, Jr. then brought it to its present glory. The . . . — Map (db m31702) HM
66Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors(Tampa)
. . . — Map (db m73772) HM
67Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Tampa's oldest Conservative congregation, was founded in 1903, at the home of J. L. Mairson, with 20 families. The goal was to serve the Jewish community by providing a religious, educational and social gathering place in . . . — Map (db m69949) HM
68Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Congregation Schaari Zedek
History records that the first Jewish services in Tampa were conducted in 1894 by Mr. M. Henry Cohen, Sr., in the old Masonic Temple at the corner of Franklin and Washington Streets. On October 14, 1894, 31 men and women met at Mr. Cohen's home to . . . — Map (db m70180) HM
69Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Convent of the Holy NamesAcademy of the Holy Names — Oldest School In Tampa —
At midnight, July 18, 1881, two sisters, Marie Augustin, Marie Maurice of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, arrived in Tampa from Key West to establish a Catholic school. “They came empty handed,” the first money was raised from the . . . — Map (db m38628) HM
70Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Courthouse Square
For 104 years this block was the official site of executive and judicial government for Hillsborough County, Florida. The first courthouse, a log building burned by Seminole Indians in 1836, possibly stood here. Subsequent ones were built on this . . . — Map (db m15730) HM
71Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Cradle of Cuban Liberty
On this corner was located El Liceo Cubano, a tobacco stripping house converted into a Cuban social center in 1886. This is the cradle of Cuban independence. Here, on Nov. 26-27, 1891, Jose Marti delivered the two speeches, "Con Todos y Para . . . — Map (db m15157) HM
72Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Cueto Boarding House
In 2003, this historic Ybor City boarding house was relocated from 1822 E. 14th Avenue and rehabilitated as part of a project by the Federal Highway Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation incooperation [sic] with the City . . . — Map (db m44029) HM
73Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Cyrus Greene Park
(Side 1) The City of Tampa acquired the Cyrus T. Greene property in 1931, which was named in honor of the executive secretary of the Tampa Urban League. By the 1940s, the baseball field created at Cyrus Greene was known as the 22nd Street . . . — Map (db m151029) HM
74Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — De Soto
1539 1926 [ DAR Emblem ] This Tablet Erected By De Soto Chapter D.A.R. Marks the tree under which tradition say's De Soto Parleyed with the Indians — Map (db m20789) HM
75Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Dobyville
Dobyville, named for long-time resident Richard Cornelius Doby, was also known as West Hyde Park. By the 1920's, Dobyville was one of Tampa's primary African-American neighborhoods. The approximate historic boundaries went from Gray Street on the . . . — Map (db m34258) HM
76Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Dominican Proto-Martyrs of AmericaA.D. 1549   †   A.D. 1965
. . . — Map (db m33810) HM
77Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Drew Field
(side 1) The City of Tampa established a municipal airport at Drew Field in 1928 on a 160-acre tract leased from farmer, real estate developer and aviation enthusiast John Higley Drew. The City purchased Drew Field in 1934 and added new . . . — Map (db m150551) HM
78Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-386 — El Centro Asturiano de Tampa
Spanish immigrants from the province of Asturias formed El Centro Asturiano de Tampa in 1902 as a mutual aid society to meet the recreational, social, educational, and medical needs of its members. In an effort to broaden the concept of . . . — Map (db m32185) HM
79Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant
Cuban exiles in the 1890's met to plot for independence at a restaurant operated on this site by the patriot Antonio Menendez, a Chinese from Cuba. Many revolutionaries on their way to join the Mambi Army in Cuba, were given warm welcome and free . . . — Map (db m15295) HM
80Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-382 — El Circulo Cubano(Cuban Club)
Late 19th and early 20th century Cuban immigration to the United States was impressive for the craft talents brought to the country. Along with their Spanish counterparts, skilled Cuban cigarmakers made Tampa's hand-rolled cigars world-famous. As . . . — Map (db m31710) HM
81Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — 74000633 — Federal BuildingU.S. Courthouse — Downtown Postal Station, Tampa, Florida —
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places June 7, 1974 Federal Building U.S. Courthouse Downtown Postal Station Tampa, Florida James Knox Taylor Architect      1902 This property significantly contributes to the . . . — Map (db m33943) HM
82Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — First Lt. Baldomero LopezTampa Native — Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor —
During the Inchon invasion in Korea, September 15, 1950, Marine 1st Lieutenant Lopez's platoon was engaging the enemy. Exposing himself to hostile fire he attempted to hurl a grenade into the pillbox whose fire was pinning them down. Wounded, he . . . — Map (db m31703) HM
83Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — First United Methodist ChurchTampa, Florida
On July 26, 1846, the first Methodist church in Tampa was organized with seventeen founding members. They worshipped in a primitive structure built of driftwood from nearby Fort Brooke. They called it the “Church-by-the-Sea”. This . . . — Map (db m43141) HM
84Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Florida Sentinel Bulletin
In December, 1945, C. Blythe Andrews re-opened the doors of the Florida Sentinel newspaper at 1511 Central Avenue. The original Florida Sentinel was founded in 1919, in Jacksonville, Florida by Mr. Andrews' father, General William W. Andrews. The . . . — Map (db m20052) HM
85Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Fort Brooke Battery
Replica Naval Mounts Manufactured for The Friends of Plant Park The Citizens of Tampa, Hillsborough County and The University of Tampa Dedicated to The original inhabitants, soldiers, sailors and settlers who with blood sweat and . . . — Map (db m20000) HM
86Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Fort Brooke Cemetery
During the Second Seminole War (1835-42) the U.S. Army established a cemetery at this site for soldiers, civilian employees, and Indians. In 1883, about 20 soldiers were removed to Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola. In time the grave sites . . . — Map (db m44689) HM
87Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Fort Brooke Mass GraveTampa
To the 102 unknown soldiers and settlers reburied here from the old U.S. Army cemetery at Fort Brooke, Mar. 24, 1981. Rest in eternal peace. Through the efforts of the city of Tampa and Tampa Historical Society. — Map (db m27497) HM
88Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery
Fort Brooke (Tampa) Established 1824 by Col. George M. Brooke 4th US Infantry, east bank Hillsborough river. Prominent as Army Headquarters Seminole Indian Wars of 1835-42 & 1855-58. Confederate Battery A parapet mounted by three . . . — Map (db m130076) HM
89Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-39 — Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa
In 1886 two cigar factories were completed at Tampa signaling the founding of the industry in the area. Pioneer manufacturer was Vincente Martinez Ybor, a native of Spain, who had made cigars at Havana and Key West. Ybor's move to Tampa was . . . — Map (db m31704) HM
90Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Gary
  The name Gary was officially recognized with the establishment of the Gary post office in 1898. The official plat of "Gary-Town" was recorded in May 1903. The Gary neighborhood included both Gary-Town and Spanish Park, located to its east. The . . . — Map (db m33926) HM
91Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.
In 1848 a Board of Engineers with Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee, USA as recording officer visited Fort Brooke (Tampa). Aboard the Schooner Phenix they made a survey of Tampa Bay; requested government reservation of the bay keys and erection of defense . . . — Map (db m61928) HM
92Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — George Guida1914 - 1986 — "Mr. West Tampa" —
The grateful citizenry of Tampa dedicated this roadway to the memory of George Guida for his commitment to improving the quality of life for all. A business and civic leader, banker and builder of many of our public service buildings, such as Jesuit . . . — Map (db m49668) HM
93Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — George Washington Junior High School
The George Washington Junior High School was formerly located on this site. Along with the local Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood, the George Washington Junior High School was among the first junior high . . . — Map (db m32624) HM
94Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-384 — German-American Club
Organized in 1901, the German-American Club was one of the few non-latin ethnic clubs in Tampa. Club members laid the cornerstone for a building on the northeast corner of Nebraska Avenue and 11th Avenue on February 23, 1908, followed by a . . . — Map (db m32372) HM
95Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Gordon Keller
Gordon Keller was a beloved citizen of Tampa -- City official, merchant, civic leader, friend -- from 1883 until his death, July 10, 1909. A grief-stricken community subscribed funds to build "a permanent monument" to him, and Gordon Keller Memorial . . . — Map (db m69977) HM
96Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Great 1909 Auto Race
From this point in front of The Tampa Daily Times Building on Nov. 23 1909, was started the Tampa-to-Jacksonville "endurance run" to promote good roads for Florida. Sixteen vehicles, plus the "confetti" pathfinding car and a press car, made . . . — Map (db m68398) HM
97Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church
  New Salem Primitive Baptist Church came into existence from its "mother church," Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Tampa. Rev. G.S. Crawford, from east Florida, organized New Salem in 1905, which first held services in a one-room building on . . . — Map (db m32838) HM
98Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Hillsborough County High School
The oldest high school building standing today in Hillsborough County is located at 2704 Highland Avenue in Tampa. It was designed by Wilson Potter of New York. The cornerstone reads HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, but when it opened on October 12, . . . — Map (db m32380) HM
99Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Hillsborough County Historical Cemetery For All People5901 North 22nd Street
Florida's constitution requires the following: "Counties shall provide for inhabitants who by reason of age, infirmity or misfortune may have claims upon the aid and sympathy of society." Hence, in 1905, the Hillsborough County Board of County . . . — Map (db m101642) HM
100Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Hillsborough County's Confederate MonumentMemoria In Aeterna — (In Eternal Remembrance) —
(West face) 1861 To the Honor and Courage of the patriots of the Confederate States of America, This monument is dedicated by Tampa Chapter, No.113, U. D. C., and the citizens of Tampa. January 1911. Memoria . . . — Map (db m26385) WM

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