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Plant City

Plant City belongs to northeastern Hillsborough County Florida, located about midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4.

Plant City’s original name was Ichepucksassa after the Indian village that once inhabited the region. Its name caused so much confusion that the city was renamed “Cork”, after the postmaster’s Irish hometown. It was finally named “Plant City” in commemoration of Henry B. Plant who developed his railroad, which meaningfully boosted the trade business in this predominant agricultural community by incorporating it with the South Florida Railroad. read more…

Plant City belongs to northeastern Hillsborough County Florida, located about midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4.

Plant City’s original name was Ichepucksassa after the Indian village that once inhabited the region. Its name caused so much confusion that the city was renamed “Cork”, after the postmaster’s Irish hometown. It was finally named “Plant City” in commemoration of Henry B. Plant who developed his railroad, which meaningfully boosted the trade business in this predominant agricultural community by incorporating it with the South Florida Railroad.

The City is popularly known as the winter strawberry capital of the world and is host to the annual Florida Strawberry Festival, normally in February or early March which is attended by people all over the world. Wishnatzki Farms, the largest strawberry producer in Florida, has a major role in Plant City popularity.

Plant City as a whole is noted for its sandy, infertile soils. However, in and around the city, high organic matter content and scattered phosphate nodules make the soils more fertile than typical for the Southern Flatwoods ecological community.With its humid subtropical climate, hot summers and warm dry winters, it is not truly to be considered a tropical climate.

Cincinnati Reds baseball team played exhibition games and conducted their spring training as well at Plant City Stadium since 1988 till 1997.

Edward Medard Regional Park is a well-maintained park offering activities for everyone. Moving thru the campground with a large motor coach would be challenging, butachievable. Fishing areas are easily accessible and some areas are shaded for events with a wonderful view of birds and wild life. It is great for fishing too. It includes a boat ramp and is near gas stations and food.

Dinosaur World is a haven for dino fan kids. The museum has huge amazing moving dinosaurs. The whole family can fossil dig wherein kids get to keep three fossils. There is also gem mining where kids get a bag of sand filled with gems, screen them in water and keep all the gems.
The park is set up nice for a great hike around and the gift shop is superb. Your family will discover lots of prehistoric information worth learning.

Parkesdale Farm Market offers fresh produce and gives out great price deals to shoppers.


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