Historic Markers Across Florida

Site of First Ybor City Railroad Station 1887

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Location: 16th St. & 6th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.585    W 082° 26.499
  27.95975    -82.44165
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGCC4


The station of the Plant System was located here in the early days of this budding tobacco center. During the struggle for Cuban Independence Ybor City became a nest of insurgents. Through this station passed conspirators, spies, and many notable leaders of the Cuban Revolutionary Junta.

Jose Marti, deliberator, arrived on his first historic visit the stormy night of November 25, 1891. He was met by a small band of patriots huddled together on the platform carrying lanterns to watch out for snakes and alligators.

Erected by Louis Wohl & Sons 1961


City: Tampa, FL