Historic Markers Across Florida

Courthouse Square

Marker ID:  
Location: Madison & Franklin Streets, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.904    W 082° 27.484
  27.9484    -82.45806666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1XW7


For 104 years this block was the official site of executive and judicial government for Hillsborough County, Florida. The first courthouse, a log building burned by Seminole Indians in 1836, possibly stood here. Subsequent ones were built on this square in 1848, 1855 and 1891. The latter a unique red brick, silver domed building designed by J. A. Wood, architect of H.B. Plant´s famed Tampa Bay Hotel, was demolished in 1952.

Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with Marine Bank and Trust Co. 1972


City: Tampa, FL