Historic Markers Across Florida

Tampa Bay Hotel

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Location: At the University of Tampa on University Dr.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.802    W 082° 27.814
  27.9467    -82.46356666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5WH6


On June 14, 1898, Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt and the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as Rough Riders, embarked from Port Tampa for victory in the Spanish-American War. The Tampa Bay Hotel was used as headquarters for general officers who came to organize an invasion force for Cuba and it gained national attention. Lt. Col. Roosevelt and his wife, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, were hotel guests for a brief stay. Later, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States of America 1901-1909.

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Edmund Sheffield Chapter 1999


City: Tampa, FL