Charles Lafayette Knight

Charles Lafayette Knight (HMO5A)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 56.33', W 82° 27.3'

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"Charley"

— May 31, 1928 - March 25, 1996 —

"Knight's Point" is dedicated in memory of Charley Knight, a native Tampan, well-known property appraiser and prominent collector of Native-American artifacts. Knight always had a keen interest in and fond feelings for the 177-acre tract of land now known as Harbour Island. Dating back to the early 1900's his grandfather, C.L. "Lefty" Knight, conceived the idea that the mud flat, then known as Seddon Island, would make an ideal shipping facility. He worked diligently with city government in perfecting the title to the man-made island, and then selling the island to the Seaboard Railroad.

In later years Charley Knight always felt the potential use of the island was far better than just the storage yard and railroad distribution center than it had become. Often referred to as the founding father of Harbour Island, Charley Knight envisioned an upscale commercial and residential development creating Tampa's new urban community; a vision that became reality when Beneficial Corporation acquired the island in 1979. "Knight's Point" is a tribute to his perseverance and dreams for the future of Tampa and this island.

Erected January 23, 1998 by the Tampa Historical Society
in cooperation with Harbour Island Inc.
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HM NumberHMO5A
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with Harbour Island Inc
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356851 N 3091278
Decimal Degrees27.93883333, -82.45500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.33', W 82° 27.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 19.80" N, 82° 27' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa FL 33602, US
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