“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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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 (359) Hardee County, FL (4) Manatee County, FL (125) Pasco County, FL (88) Pinellas County, FL (129) Polk County, FL (131)  HillsboroughCounty(359) Hillsborough County (359)  HardeeCounty(4) Hardee County (4)  ManateeCounty(125) Manatee County (125)  PascoCounty(88) Pasco County (88)  PinellasCounty(129) Pinellas County (129)  PolkCounty(131) Polk County (131)
Tampa is the county seat for Hillsborough County
Adjacent to Hillsborough County, Florida
      Hardee County (4)  
      Manatee County (125)  
      Pasco County (88)  
      Pinellas County (129)  
      Polk County (131)  
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1 Florida, 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
2 Florida, 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)
3 Florida, 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
4 Florida, 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
5 Florida, 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
6 Florida, 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)
7 Florida, 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
8 Florida, 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
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9 Florida, 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
10 Florida, Hillsborough County, Brandon — Memoria In Aeterna, 1911“In Eternal Remembrance,” 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, . . . Map (db m32979) HM
11 Florida, 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
12 Florida, 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
13 Florida, 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
14 Florida, 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
15 Florida, Hillsborough County, Brandon — 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
16 Florida, 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
17 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — 1958 Lebanon crisisHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
In July 1958, Lebanon was threatened by a civil war between Maronite Christians and Muslims. Tensions with Egypt had escalated earlier in 1956 when pro-western President Camille Chamoun, a Christian, did not break diplomatic relations with the . . . Map (db m194699) HM WM
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18 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — Boxer Rebellion 1898-1901Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement, was an anti-foreign, pro-nationalist movement by the Righteous Harmony Society in China between 1898 and 1901, opposing foreign imperialism and Christianity. The uprising took place . . . Map (db m194027) HM WM
19 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — Mayaguez Incident (1975)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
A remnant of U.S. forces separated from South Vietnam in April 1975 in what President Gerald Ford termed a “humiliating withdrawal." U.S military involvement in southeast Asia had officially said it wasn’t over yet. In what many consider to be . . . Map (db m194326) HM WM
20 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — The Philippine-American War 1899 - 1913Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Philippine-American War, also known as the Philippine War of Independence or the Philippine Insurrection (1899 -1902), was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries. The conflict arose from the struggle of the . . . Map (db m194588) HM WM
21 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — United States occupation of the Dominican Republic (1916-1924)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The United States occupation of the Dominican Republic occurred from 1916 to 1924. It was one of the many interventions in Latin America undertaken by American military forces. On May 13 1916, [1] Rear Admiral William B. Caperton forced the . . . Map (db m194517) HM WM
22 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — United States occupation of the Dominican Republic (1965-1966)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The second United States occupation of the Dominican Republic began when the United States Marines Corps entered Santo Domingo on April 28, 1965 in the Dominican Civil War. They were later joined, beginning the following day by most of the United . . . Map (db m194506) WM
23 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — United Task Force (1992-1993)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Unified Task Force (UNITAF) was an American-led, United Nations-sanctioned multinational force which operated in Somalia between 5 December 1992 - 4 May 1993. A United States initiative (code-named Operation Restore Hope), UNITAF was, charged . . . Map (db m194693) HM WM
24 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — US Army Howitzer 75mmSN: 20543 Recoil # M1897A5 Barrel# M1897A4
This Howitzer was manufactured at the French government armory in Bourges, France in 1918. Designed by: Albert Deport, Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville and Emile Rimailho.
Designed: 1891-1896 Number built: 21,000+ Width: 6 ft . . . Map (db m194875) HM WM
25 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — US Army Stuart M3A1 Light TankHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Type: Light Tank Origin: United States Designer: U.S. Army Ordinance Department Manufacture: American Car and Foundry Company Cadillac Division of General Motors Massie-Harris Produced: 1941-1944 No. . . . Map (db m193210) HM
26 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — USS Cole Bombing (2000)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The USS Cole bombing was a terrorist attack against the United States Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) on 12 October 2000, while it was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor. Seventeen American sailors were killed and 39 injured in . . . Map (db m194008) HM WM
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27 Florida, 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
28 Florida, 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
29 Florida, 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, 1996Map (db m32216) HM
30 Florida, 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
31 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Cow CavalryIn Memory — Co. B 1st Battalion       Fl. Special Cavalry C. S. A. — Reported permanently removed
(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
32 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Echebucsassa Post Office
This marker is to commemorate the Echebucsassa Post Office which was four miles north of this placeMap (db m150982) HM
33 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Freedom Rising MonumentVeterans’ Memorial Monument Park
Freedom Rising Artist: Duane Scott In honor of the men and women who are Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America Who have served, fought, and died since the birth of our Nation . . . Map (db m231398) WM
34 Florida, 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
35 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — In Honor and Remembrance
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36 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Marine PFC Edward L. WiseVeterans’ Memorial Monument Park
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37 Florida, 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
38 Florida, 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
39 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Robert E. “Roy” ParkeVeterans’ Memorial Monument Park
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40 Florida, 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
41 Florida, 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
42 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Turkey Creek School
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. It was one . . . Map (db m150550) HM
43 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Veterans MemorialVeterans’ Memorial Monument Park
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44 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Veterans MemorialVeterans’ Memorial Monument Park
Sponsored By Plant City Garden Club This garden is in tribute to the members of the armed forces past, present & future. The Blue Star Marker became an icon in WWII for sons & daughters away at war. Today it honors all . . . Map (db m231451) HM
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45 Florida, Hillsborough County, Plant City — Veterans’ Memorial Monument Park
The Veterans’ Memorial Monument Park At Courier Field Dedicated in Honor of and with Appreciation to the Men and Women who Served in the United States Armed Forces. Their Loyalty, Bravery and . . . Map (db m231391) WM
46 Florida, 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
47 Florida, 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
48 Florida, 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
49 Florida, 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
50 Florida, 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
51 Florida, Hillsborough County, Seffner — Florida Militia Ambush Reported missing
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52 Florida, 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
53 Florida, 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
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54 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — “Cuba”The Official Newspaper of the Cuban Revolutionary Party — 1887 – 1898 — Reported missing
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 revolutionist. In 1891 Rivero . . . Map (db m215489) HM
55 Florida, 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
56 Florida, 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 BayMap (db m26967) HM
57 Florida, 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
58 Florida, 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
59 Florida, 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
60 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Alvar Nunez Cabeza de VacaConquistador.........., Reported missing
   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 . . . Map (db m216412) HM
61 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — America’s Secret War. The Salvadoran Civil War(1979 - 1992) — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
National Liberation Front (FMLN) a coalition of five left-wing guerrilla groups. However this conflict evolved into a proxy war between the United States and the Communist elements of Nicaragua and Cuba. The United States was able to prevail by . . . Map (db m194165) HM WM
62 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — American Prisoners of WarHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Florida American Ex-POWS Honoring All American Prisoners of War Map (db m207432) WM
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63 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — American SoldierHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
This memorial depicts an American Soldier during the Korean War with his M1 carbine and shown charging towards the enemy.Map (db m193446) WM
64 Florida, 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
65 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo1912 - 1994
Beloved Civic Leader, Historian, Businessman and Author whose infectious enthusiasm inspired the preservation of Local HistoryMap (db m8849) HM
66 Florida, 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
67 Florida, 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
68 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Army Otter - Caribou Veterans MemorialHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
U1-A Otter ★ CV-2B Caribou ★ P2-V Neptune Wings of Friendship From Vung Tau, to Verdun; the jungles of South and Central America; the wilds of Alaska; the sands of Morocco and Iran; the icy . . . Map (db m194703) WM
69 Florida, 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
70 Florida, 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 CongressMap (db m30453) HM
71 Florida, 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
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72 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Bataan Death March BridgeValor Overcame on Corregidor 9 April, 1942 — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
"We’re the Battling Bastards of Bataan"
The Bataan Battle ended with the capitulation of 80,000 sick injured and starving men. The largest surrender in U.S, military history. They were forced marched by Japan’s . . . Map (db m193932) HM WM
73 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Battle of Remagen BridgeHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Battle of Remagen during the Allied invasion of Germany resulted in the unexpected capture of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine and possibly shortened World War II in Europe. After capturing the Siegfried Line, the 9th Armored Division of . . . Map (db m193924) HM WM
74 Florida, 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
75 Florida, 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
76 Florida, 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
77 Florida, 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
78 Florida, 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
79 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Cambodian Campaign during mid-1970Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Cambodian Campaign (also known, as the Cambodian Incursion) was a series of miliary operations conducted in eastern Cambodia during mid-1970 by the United States (U.S.) and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) during the Vietnam War. These . . . Map (db m194630) HM WM
80 Florida, 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
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81 Florida, 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
82 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Captain Joseph FryTampa's First Native Son Died for Cuban Liberty Reported missing
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
83 Florida, 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
84 Florida, 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
85 Florida, 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
86 Florida, 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 1974Map (db m47463) HM
87 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Charles Lafayette Knight"Charley" — May 31, 1928 - March 25, 1996 — Reported missing
"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 m216411) HM
88 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Cherokee Club and El Pasaje
This building, constructed in 1895, was among the first brick structures in Ybor City. It originally housed the Cherokee Club (known briefly as the Osceola Club), one of the earliest social clubs in Tampa. Cherokee Club members included Edward . . . Map (db m176195) HM
89 Florida, 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
90 Florida, 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
91 Florida, 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
92 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — College Hill Cemetery
The College Hill Cemetery, established in 1889, was likely the first burial ground dedicated to serving Tampa's growing African-American population. Several prominent Black citizens were interred here, including former Florida State Senator Robert . . . Map (db m201690) HM
93 Florida, 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 m213639) HM
94 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors(Tampa)
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95 Florida, 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
96 Florida, 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
97 Florida, 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
98 Florida, 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
99 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Cow Cavalry MonumentHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Florida 1st Special Cavalry Battalion was formed in 1863. Local cattleman, John I. Lesley, was commissioned by the Confederate government to organize a local company for his unit. There were nine such companies in Florida, now commonly referred . . . Map (db m197413) HM WM
100 Florida, 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 Todos" . . . Map (db m15157) HM

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