Spanishtown Creek

Spanishtown Creek (HM1BO8)

Location: Tampa, FL 33606 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 56.275', W 82° 27.873'

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At this site on a small stream was located the first settlement of Tampa Bay. Its inhabitants were Spanish-Cuban fishermen and straw hat makers. It is believed they settled here toward the end of the eighteenth century, during Spain's second rule of Florida. When the Americans arrived in 1824 and established Fort Brooke, these early settlers were living in palmetto thatched huts and carried on a brisk trade with wandering Cubans who sailed into the bay. Spanishtown Creek is the true genesis of Tampa.
HM NumberHM1BO8
Placed ByThe Ybor City Rotary Club
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 355910 N 3091188
Decimal Degrees27.93791667, -82.46455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.275', W 82° 27.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 16.50" N, 82° 27' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33606, US
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