Plant City, Florida
Can you name a small town where antiques, a beautiful historical district, strawberries and trains meet and attract throngs of local visitors?
The answer is Plant City, Florida.
This town of about 34,000 is located just off I-4 between Tampa and Lakeland and is a mecca for locals because of its many attractions.
Named After Railroad Magnate
Named after railroad and hotel magnate Henry B. Plant, the present town dates back to the mid-1800s where it was built on a native American city named Ichepucksassa.
Eventually, it changed its name to Cork and then, after Plant brought the South Florida Railroad through town in 1884 and connected it with the wider world, the town incorporated as Plant City in 1885.