William Benton Henderson

William Benton Henderson (HM2G6B)

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N 27° 56.591', W 82° 29.791'

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William Benton Henderson was a leading figure in the development of Tampa and Hillsborough County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A Georgia native, Henderson arrived in Tampa in 1847 and served as a lieutenant in the Confederate army. After the Civil War, he joined in partnership with Captain John Miller and established a mercantile and shipping empire. Henderson was active in the real estate business, helped bring the telegraph to Tampa and was a major factor in the establishment of Tampa's cigar industry. An active Methodist and Mason, he was also a noted philanthropist. A leader in the cattle industry, he drove his herds down present-day Henderson Boulevard en route to Port Tampa to be shipped to various ports.
HM NumberHM2G6B
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with the proud descendants of William B. Henderson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 352772 N 3091809
Decimal Degrees27.94318333, -82.49651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.591', W 82° 29.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 35.46" N, 82° 29' 47.46" W
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