NAME: Gulf City
COUNTY: Hillsborough
CLIMATE: Anytime is good. Summers are hot.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Cannot be reached by road.
COMMENTS: There are no residents. The townsite had a bridge at one time connecting it over Little Manatee River. The bridge is gone now and it cant be reached by road. I will upload pictures as soon as I get a chance to visit the townsite again.
REMAINS: Unknown
Gulf City,FL was founded in the mid 17th century. It was founded by a British Pirate by the name of Ben Margoza. In the 19th century it went into decline. In 1865 it was listed as having a population of over 76 residents. The town included a post office. However, by the 1920s the town was abandoned for lack of income for many of its residents. The townsite of Gulf City is now owned by Hillsborough County and sits completely abandoned. Submitted by: Gerry Berrios
Remains of Bridge to Gulf City from the Mainland
Courtesy Marcia Meade