Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Historical

Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter Historical (HM1X1W)

Location: Tampa, FL 33647 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 7.78', W 82° 19.936'

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Pioneer Environmentalist

This marker honors Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter, a U.S. Army Officer who was stationed at Fort Brook during the 1830's and believed to be Tampa's first environmentalist.

Hunter recognized the natural beauty of the land around him and admonished his soldiers by stating "What sacrilege!" when they cut down the stately live oaks for firewood.

Markborough, the developer of Hunters Green, chose to name their community after Capt. Hunter because of their deep concern for the environment. This concern and careful planning led to the community's distinction as a Florida Quality Development (FQD).
HM NumberHM1X1W
Year Placed1990
Placed ByMarkborough Florida Inc in cooperation with the Tampa Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 369158 N 3112283
Decimal Degrees28.12966667, -82.33226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 7.78', W 82° 19.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 7' 46.8" N, 82° 19' 56.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)813
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17707 Parkway Green Ln, Tampa FL 33647, US
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