Place:Oldsmar, Pinellas, Florida, United States

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NameOldsmar
Alt namesOldmarssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12013203
Tampashoressource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12013203
TypeCity
Coordinates28.042°N 82.676°W
Located inPinellas, Florida, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Oldsmar is a city of 13,591, as of the 2010 census, in Pinellas County, Florida. The Oldsmar name dates to 1913 when automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds purchased of land by the northern part of Tampa Bay to establish "R. E. Olds-on-the-Bay". The name was later changed to Oldsmar, then to "Tampa Shores" in 1927, and finally back to Oldsmar in 1937. Ransom Olds named some of the original streets himself, such as Gim Gong Road for Lue Gim Gong.

Oldsmar includes several parks along Tampa Bay, historic bungalows, a quaint downtown, and a commercial area along West Hillsborough Avenue. The historical society operates a museum in Oldsmar, and the city erected a new library in 2013.

In hopes of returning to the days of "Old Florida", Oldsmar's downtown is currently undergoing redevelopment efforts. Oldsmar celebrates its history every year with Oldsmar Days and Nights, including parades, car shows (featuring the Oldsmobile), and carnival rides. Notable Oldsmar businesses include the nearby Tampa Bay Downs and the production office of Nielsen Media Research.

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