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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATION: 800 Twiggs Street
Tampa, FL 33602
PHONE: (813) 276-8100
HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY
8:00AM-5:00PM
Court House
 


Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 from Alachua and Monroe counties. It was named for Wills Hill, the Earl of Hillsborough and British Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1768-1772. The county's original boundaries in 1834 included the present-day counties of Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota. The last significant change in Hillsborough County's borders was the separation of its western section to create Pinellas County in 1911.

Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The 2000 population was 998,948. In 2007, the Hillsborough County Planning Commission conducted a population estimate that put the county's population at 1,204,770. Its county seat is Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County is the largest county in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fourth most populous in Florida.
 
Map of Hillsborough County
 
References:
  1. Find a County National Association of Counties.
  2. American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau.
  3. Hillborough County Map
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