Historic Markers Across Florida

Tampa's First Cigar Factory

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Location: 7th Avenue & 15th St., Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.620    W 082° 26.585
  27.96033333    -82.44308333
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The first clear Havana cigar was rolled at this site by Sanchez y Haya Ca., on April 13, 1886. Licensed as factory No.1, with Don Ignacio Haya and Don Serafin Sanchez as proprietors. Superintendent of the factory was Laureano Sanchez. At the end of the first year this factory was turning out 500,000 cigars per month. Ignacio Haya Gold Label cigars are still being produced in Ybor City.

Erected by Gradiaz Annis Y Ca. 1962


City: Tampa, FL