Posted by: sfwife
N 27° 56.290 W 082° 15.688
17R E 375892 N 3090993
Quick Description: Town in Hillsborough County FL
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2007 10:51:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM2933
Its history began on January 20, 1857, when John Brandon arrived at Fort Brooke (now Tampa) from Mississippi with his wife Martha and six sons. At first he moved his family to what is now the Seffner area. Then in August 1858, John Brandon purchased 40 acres of land in the New Hope area (now Brandon) south of Hopewell Road (now SR 60), between Parsons Avenue and Lithia Road. Nine years later, after his wife died, John left everything he owned to his son James Henry Brandon and moved to Bartow. In 1876 James built a home for his wife Joanna. It is still standing today and is now Stowers Funeral Home, a well-known landmark on Brandon Boulevard.
Today, the population of Brandon and the neighboring communities of Seffner, Limona, Valrico, Mango, Riverview, Bloomingdale, Durant, Lithia and Dover is about 178,808 with over 62,000 households. According to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Brandon has become a community of young, well-to-do professionals, many of whom commute to Tampa. And according to the 1990 census, 45.9% have incomes of $75,000 or more a year. The average age of the Brandon population is 34.89 years and 45% of the population over 25 years of age have had some college education or a college degree.
We've lived in Brandon for 10 years. There has definitely been a tremendous amount of growth in that time as is evidenced by the building of subdivisions, strip malls, schools and restaurants; and the amount of traffic!
Coords are at the welcome sign on East Brandon Blvd.
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