City of Plant City


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Historical Documents

  • Alafia Community History - Excerpt from Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey Report; historical account of the first settlers of the Alafia & Alafia River community areas including what is now known today as Plant City & Lithia.
  • Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, A - This 1775 document from Bernard Romans, an earlier explorer of Florida, describes the indigenous people that he encountered and the environments in which they lived.
  • Coronet Community History - Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; history of the Coronet area, located approximately five miles southeast of Plant City along County Road 574A, called Coronet after the Coronet Phosphate Company in the early 20th century.
  • Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida's Oldest Industry - A collection of historic photographs highlighting the cigar industry in Tampa and throughout Florida, each with explanatory text.
  • Florida Historical Markers Programs – Marker: Hillsborough - List of historical markers in Hillsborough County, including Plant City, Tampa, Ruskin & Ybor City. For each marker, location, city and description is given.
  • Hillsborough County History - A one-page history of Hillsborough County.
  • Hopewell (Callsville) Area History - Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; description of now-vanished communities in Eastern Hillsborough that were established beginning in the mid-1800s.
  • Knights Area History - Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; describes the early days of the settlement called Knight which was named after one of its founders. It still exists to this day with parts of it now known as Plant City & East Hillsborough.
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