Fort Lonesome, Florida

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Fort Lonesome
Unincorporated community
Fort Lonesome is located in Florida
Fort Lonesome
Fort Lonesome
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°42′17″N 82°08′45″W / 27.70472°N 82.14583°W / 27.70472; -82.14583Coordinates: 27°42′17″N 82°08′45″W / 27.70472°N 82.14583°W / 27.70472; -82.14583
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Fort Lonesome is a rural ghost town located in southeastern Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, 36 miles southeast of Tampa. Its location is also west of the Little Manatee River State Park. A sawmill briefly revived the area with a few houses and three stores in the early 1930s. It was short lived: a fire destroyed the mill and eventually the "town" deceased. Today, it's mainly a farming region.

Geography[edit]

SR 674/CR 39 intersection

Fort Lonesome is located at 27.7 degrees north, 82.1 degrees west (27.705, -82.146).[1] The elevation for the community is 121 feet above sea level.[2] This location is the intersection of State Road 674 (Ruskin-Wimauma Rd) & County Road 39S which is the site of a gas station and power sub station.

Education[edit]

The community is served by Hillsborough County Schools.

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