Alafia, Florida

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Alafia, Florida
Unincorporated community
Alafia is located in Florida
Alafia
Alafia
Alafia is located in the US
Alafia
Alafia
Coordinates: 27°53′11″N 82°7′38″W / 27.88639°N 82.12722°W / 27.88639; -82.12722Coordinates: 27°53′11″N 82°7′38″W / 27.88639°N 82.12722°W / 27.88639; -82.12722
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyHillsborough
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Alafia is an unincorporated community in southeastern Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, between Plant City and Lithia near the intersection of Keysville Road (county road 676) and Florida State Road 39.

History[edit]

Alafia is one of Hillsborough County's oldest communities, dating to circa 1842 when Prussian immigrants, including Antoine Wordehoff, settled in the area, soon to be joined by a number of families under the auspices of the Armed Occupation Act. An armed garrison for monitoring the Seminoles was established in 1849, and settlers soon followed. By 1970 the community comprised 442 people.[1]

Education[edit]

The community of Alafia is served by Hillsborough County Schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY REPORT" (PDF). October 1998. Retrieved 9 February 2015.