Spanish Exploration of Temple Terrace Historical

Spanish Exploration of Temple Terrace Historical (HM1WL2)

Location: Tampa, FL 33617 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 1.231', W 82° 23.232'

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April 25 & 26, 1757

On April 25, 1757, as they explored the Hillsborough River (Rio De San Julian Y Arriaga) and searched for pine trees for ship masts. Don Francisco Maria Celi, Captain of the Spanish Royal Fleet, and 19 armed members of the expedition camped in this vicinity.

Here the Spaniards found "pine trees of great magnitude" and the river water "very delicate in taste." They reveled in it for it was "aqua buena y clara." They erected a cross naming the first "El Pinal De La Cruz De Santa Teresa".
HM NumberHM1WL2
Placed ByThe Temple Terrace City Council, Chamber of Commerce, & Preservation, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 363625 N 3100250
Decimal Degrees28.02051667, -82.38720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 1.231', W 82° 23.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 1' 13.86" N, 82° 23' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)813
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 329 S Riverhills Dr, Tampa FL 33617, US
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