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Learn more about Hillsborough County's founding and its growth through the decades.
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Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – For most of Hillsborough County’s history, when someone’s house caught fire, it was a volunteer firefighter who rushed to extinguish the blaze. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue now has more than 1,000 employees, but for many decades the...
Things that go bump in the night fascinate lovers of the Halloween season. As with any building that sees the moonlight of a few centuries, some Hillsborough County landmarks have their own lively histories. In this virtual ghost tour, you can find some of the happening haunted places near you. ...
Since 1990, the Hillsborough County Fair has entertained residents and visitors with competitions such as rodeos, truck and tractor pulls, and demolition derbies. In addition, the days-long extravaganza features talent shows, art exhibits, and, most notably, the Harvest Queen Pageant and...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Can DNA testing unlock the mystery of your family tree? What's the latest tool for researching historical records? Whether you're a genealogy genius or just getting started on finding out who all those people are in the photo albums you inherited, you're...
The USCGC Tampa, retooled as a Navy escort ship during World War I, slipped beneath the waves on Sept. 26, 1918. The 190-foot ship, a fixture at early Gasparilla celebrations in its namesake city, sank to the bottom of Bristol Channel in Great Britain after it was struck by a torpedo fired by a...
Almost one-third of Hillsborough's residents are Hispanic, and Spanish is the primary language spoken in one of every five homes in the county. Local Hispanics have key roles in politics, business, religion, sports, the arts, cuisine, and other facets of everyday life. During Hispanic Heritage...
Summer Sets at Lithia September 22, 2018
Take a Ranger led hike on our 3-mile nature trail inside the Fish Hawk Creek Nature Preserve. Celebrate the end of Summer with one last hike. While Florida may not have extreme seasonal changes, the plants and wildlife do go through phases. Walk with Ranger Ashley as she discusses some park...
Event full - sign up for the waiting list We have reached the registration limit for this event. Fill out the registration form and we will add you to the waiting list. Registration Form Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, National Estuaries Week is a nationwide celebration of our bays and...
Thirty years ago, Hillsborough County launched its Public Art Program. The goal: showcase the region's cultural and artistic diversity. The works would be in different mediums and fashioned from varied materials. They would be functional, stand alone, or blend into the architecture or landscape of...
There's always a certain pressure that goes into planning a memorable date. Try these 8 great date ideas to shake off some of the stress! Don't worry. Get 'hoppy' with a local brewery tour As Hillsborough County continues to be a 'head' above the rest by growing our own hops, local breweries are...