Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa

Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (HML72)

Location: Tampa, FL 33605 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 57.699', W 82° 26.659'

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In 1886 two cigar factories were completedat Tampa signaling the founding of theindustry 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 prompted by better transportationand favorable terms offered by Tampa'sBoard of Trade. Due to the efforts ofYbor and his associates. Tampa became a world tobacco manufacturing center.
HM NumberHML72
Marker NumberF-39
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation with Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 357932 N 3093793
Decimal Degrees27.96165000, -82.44431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 57.699', W 82° 26.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 57' 41.94" N, 82° 26' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1399 E 9th Ave, Tampa FL 33605, US
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