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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tampa, 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)
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Tampa is in Hillsborough County
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      Hardee County (4)  
      Manatee County (125)  
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      Pinellas County (129)  
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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
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18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
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27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
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36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors(Tampa)
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44 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
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45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Cuban missile crisis October 1962Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
The Cuban missile crisis — known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis (Russian: к ариский кризис, tr. Karibskiy krizis) in the USSR — was a . . . Map (db m193986) HM WM
51 Florida, 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 with the City of Tampa.Map (db m44029) HM
52 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Cyrus Greene Park
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
53 Florida, 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
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54 Florida, 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
55 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Dominican Proto-Martyrs of AmericaA.D. 1549   †   A.D. 1965 Reported permanently removed
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56 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Douglas MacArthurJan 26, 1880 - Apr 06, 1964 — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star General and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the . . . Map (db m193441) WM
57 Florida, 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
58 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Dueling in Ybor City
Violence was commonplace during the early years of Ybor City. Even duels were sometimes fought over honor, women, and at least once over an argument regarding which novel was appropriate to be read by the lector of a cigar factory. These duels, . . . Map (db m176191) HM
59 Florida, 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
60 Florida, 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
61 Florida, 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
62 Florida, 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
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63 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — First Lieutenant Baldomero LopezMarine Corps — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
The President of the United States in the name of Congress takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez Marine Corps for service set forth in the following . . . Map (db m197426) WM
64 Florida, 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
65 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — First Seminole War1814-1819 — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
The Seminole Nation fights for their identity and their homes. This war was fought while Florida was still a Spanish colony; it passed to the Americans in 1821.Map (db m193910) HM WM
66 Florida, 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
67 Florida, 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
68 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Florida's First Catholic Martyrs
Somewhere along the shores of Tampa Bay during the summer of 1549, Catholic priest (from the Dominican Order) Fray Luis Cancer de Barbastro, fellow Dominican priest Fray Diego de Tolosa, and an oblate named Fuentes, were killed by a group of local . . . Map (db m182183) HM
69 Florida, 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
70 Florida, 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
71 Florida, 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
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72 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery Reported permanently removed
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
73 Florida, 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
74 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — F-1148 — Franciscan Center, Founded in 1970
Side 1 The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York, came to Florida in the 1930s. They founded hospitals in Miami, West Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, including St. Anthony’s in St. Petersburg and St. Joseph’s in Tampa. The Franciscan . . . Map (db m208931) HM
75 Florida, 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
76 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf8/22/1934 - 12/27/2012
"I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this war job done quickly. My confidence in you is total, our cause is just. Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm."
Norman . . . Map (db m194310) HM WM
77 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Reported missing
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 m216190) HM
78 Florida, 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 m214928) HM
79 Florida, 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
80 Florida, 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
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81 Florida, 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
82 Florida, 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
83 Florida, 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
84 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Gulf of Sidra Incident1981 — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
In 1973 Libya claimed the Gulf of Sidra as a closed bay and part of its territorial waters. This prompted the United States to conduct Freedom of Navigation (FON) operations in the area once the claim did not meet the criteria established by . . . Map (db m194776) HM WM
85 Florida, 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
86 Florida, 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
87 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hillsborough County Vietnam Veterans MemorialHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Hillsborough County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Aaron, Eugene Allen PFC Army Tampa • Abney, Daniel Thomas Jr. SP4 Army Tampa • Abrams, Samuel K Jr. SSG Army Tampa • Allen, Edwin Charles PFC Army Tampa • Arnold, Robert SGT USMC Tampa • . . . Map (db m197613) WM
88 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hillsborough County World War I Veterans MemorialHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Hillsborough County World War I Veterans 1914 - 1918 Adams, James Henry USCG • Ansley, Donald • Badger, Norman PVT-Army • Baker, Ruben • Banta, Fred C Cpl-Army • Barker, John D Army • Barrett, Ryan H Army • Bares, Carl W • . . . Map (db m197709) WM
89 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hillsborough LodgeNumber 25 F. & A. M.
Instituted January 24, 1850 The First Masonic Lodge in TampaMap (db m32866) HM
90 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hillsborough River Ferry— 1846~1888 — Reported missing
At the nearby junction of Jackson Street and the Hillsborough River was the east bank docking site of the Tampa Ferry, the only means of crossing the river in pioneer days. The ferry was an open deck, flat barge, hand pulled by means of a steel . . . Map (db m216191) HM
91 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory
Emilio Pons, a pioneer Tampa cigar manufacturer, and an outstanding public servant, established the first cigar factory of local origin on this site in 1887. Here on October 12, 1894, Jose Marti, the Cuban liberator, delivered his last . . . Map (db m32828) HM
92 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Historic Fire Station No. 4
In 1897, the first city-owned fire station in Ybor City was established on this site, then the heart of the Italian section. It was a two- story frame building with a bell tower. Equipped with a hose - wagon and a hook and ladder truck, it . . . Map (db m8778) HM
93 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Historic Fort King Trail
The Old Military Road connecting Ft. Brooke (Tampa) and Ft. King (Ocala) ran through this vicinity. On Dec. 23, 1835, Maj. Francis L. Dade set out over the Trail with a detachment of 109 soldiers to reinforce the small garrison of Ft. King. On . . . Map (db m126035) HM
94 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Historic Harlem Academy / School #2
The historic Harlem Academy, known as "The Mother of African- American Schools," was the first public school erected for African- American children in Tampa. The first classes were held in 1868 in the Hillsborough County Courthouse. In the . . . Map (db m27707) HM
95 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — History in the AirA Look at the Military Aircraft of MacDill
Since the first wave of B-18 Super Heavy Bombers arrived at MacDill in 1940, the base has seen a remarkable variety of America's finest military aircraft. MacDill's first mission included transitional training on the B-17 Flying Fortress. After . . . Map (db m34132) HM
96 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hotel De La Havana1887 - 1891
During the fabulous pioneer days of Ybor City the famed Hotel De La Havana was located on this corner. The three story frame structure was the first hotel erected in the Latin Quarter. Its proprietors were Jose Rubin and Jacinto Olavarria. . . . Map (db m8775) HM
97 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hugh C. Macfarlane1851-1935 — Founder of West Tampa —
    His was a life of achievements – a great lawyer, pioneer land developer, public servant and a Tampa booster. Had the honor of serving as State's Attorney, Tampa City Attorney, Port Commissioner, and Supt. of Public Works. In 1892, converted 200 . . . Map (db m49593) HM
98 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — 77000404 — Hutchinson House
This property has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m33848) HM
99 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace
Bungalow Terrace was developed by Alfred Swann and Eugene Holtsinger on what was Morrison Grove in 1913. The Bungalow Style home was modeled after the bungalows in California because of the low cost, adaptability, craftsmanship and low maintenance. . . . Map (db m103198) HM
100 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — F-430 — Il Cimitero Dell’Unione Italiana(Italian Club Cemetery)
L’Unione Italiana, founded in 1894 in Ybor City, institutionalized the Italian funeral in Tampa when in 1896 it purchased this property from the prominent African-American Armwood family and dedicated it as a cemetery. The first Italians were buried . . . Map (db m43618) HM

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