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Seffner

Located northeast of the center of Hillsborough County, Seffner is bordered by Thonotosassa to the north, Mango to the west, and Brandon to the south. It is about 13 miles east of Downtown Tampa. For commuters, this town is a suburban haven, with its tall oak trees, amazing lakes and strawberry farms. Once a rural landscape, this rapidly growing town now includes housing subdivisions as a sign of rural development.

It is noted that the Seffner’s post office was launched in 1884, which was a former railroad line and the community was named after its first postmaster F.P. Seffner. Eventually, the first school and store were opened on same year. The main road leading north and south was Lenna Avenue, and leading east and west was Highway Number 23, renamed as Buffalo Avenue since it was previously used as a buffalo trail. After that, it was renamed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Hway 574). read more…

Located northeast of the center of Hillsborough County, Seffner is bordered by Thonotosassa to the north, Mango to the west, and Brandon to the south. It is about 13 miles east of Downtown Tampa. For commuters, this town is a suburban haven, with its tall oak trees, amazing lakes and strawberry farms. Once a rural landscape, this rapidly growing town now includes housing subdivisions as a sign of rural development.

It is noted that the Seffner’s post office was launched in 1884, which was a former railroad line and the community was named after its first postmaster F.P. Seffner. Eventually, the first school and store were opened on same year. The main road leading north and south was Lenna Avenue, and leading east and west was Highway Number 23, renamed as Buffalo Avenue since it was previously used as a buffalo trail. After that, it was renamed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Hway 574).

Seffner, Mango and Dover served as three major towns that became shipping centers along the South Florida Railroad between Plant City and Tampa owing their survival through the years and blissfulness to the railroad.

Seffner survived and regained its affluence after the freeze in the winter of 1894–1895. Remarkable residential neighborhoods were established to lodge the inflow of pleasantinhabitants. The beauty and fame of the area, including Lakes Hooker, Locarno and Weeks, incited others to relocate to the area. By 1925, Seffner was considered the fourth-largest town in Hillsborough County.

After World War II, Seffner was transformed in to a quiescent Florida town since most ofthe population relocated to Tampa. Presently, people visiting Seffner will witness vestiges of older edifices and farms along the back roads of Seffner. Seffner is expected to experience flourish in commerce and moreuptown development.

Once you visit Seffner, you will discover the Life Fellowship Bird Sanctuary where birds and reptiles are kept such as rock iguanas in captivity were successfully bred. Another attraction is the McCormick’s Waterski Wakeboard and Cable Park offering beginner lessons for kids and adult beginners including an hour in the large cable lake afterwards. The facility itself is off the beaten path but easy to find with a shade for spectators. The cable lake is very impressive, equipment is in good condition with an attentive and safety conscious staff.


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