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ID: 7013974
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tampa (inhabited place)  Tampa (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 56 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 27.9333  decimal degrees
Long: 082 27 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -82.4500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Tampa Bay in W central Florida; Confederates surrendered fort to Union after naval attack; arrival of railroad in 1885 stimulated economic growth; Vincent Ybor began cigar production in 1886; embarkation point for Cuba-bound US troops in 1898.

Names:
Tampa (preferred,C,V)
Fort Brooke (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Florida (state)  ............  Florida (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hillsborough (county)  ................  Hillsborough (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Tampa (inhabited place)  ....................  Tampa (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as a fort to prevent Seminole Amerindian raids in 1824
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1855
county seat (C)
port of entry (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for cigars, phosphates, chemicals, aluminum products, paper, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, canning & fertilizer
educational center (C)  ............  site of Hillsborough Community College, University of S Florida, Tampa College & University of Tampa
agricultural center (C)  ............  for citrus crops
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Gasparilla pirate festival & Busch Gardens zoo & amusement park

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Brooke..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 532
Tampa..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:532
..............  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12017960
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1184
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 532; 11:532
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12017960
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1184
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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