Place:Hillsborough, Florida, United States

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Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 1,229,226. Its county seat and largest city is Tampa. Hillsborough, together with Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties comprise the Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, and along with various combinations of Manatee and Sarasota counties to the south, Citrus County to the north, and Polk County to the east is often referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. Hillsborough is the largest county in the metropolitan area, with Tampa forming the region's hub, and the fourth most populous county in Florida.

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History

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Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 from Alachua and Monroe counties. It was named for Wills Hill, the Earl of Hillsborough and British Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1768–1772. The county's original boundaries in 1834 were much larger and included 8 other present-day counties: Charlotte County, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota County. The last significant change in Hillsborough County's borders was the separation of its western section to create Pinellas County in 1911. On New Year's Day in 1914 the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line initiated the first scheduled commercial airline service in history, from St Petersburg to Tampa.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1834 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1845 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 452
1850 2,377
1860 2,981
1870 3,216
1880 5,814
1890 14,941
1900 36,013
1910 78,374
1920 88,257
1930 153,519
1940 180,148
1950 249,894
1960 397,788
1970 490,265
1980 646,960
1990 834,054

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External links

www.hillboroughcounty.org/


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