Tampa's Oldest Map Discovered

Tampa's Oldest Map, Drawn in 1848

The City of Tampa is at the center of an exciting discovery - a 160-year-old map found in a crate of official city documents. Those official papers were just made public after being found in the attic of a house in northern Pinellas County.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio called the find some of the most significant historical papers of our history.

A map collector likened finding a copy of the oldest map of Tampa the equivalent of finding the United States Declaration of Independence.

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