Fort Lonesome, Florida

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Fort Lonesome, Florida
Fort Lonesome is located in Florida
Fort Lonesome
Fort Lonesome
Fort Lonesome is located in the United States
Fort Lonesome
Fort Lonesome
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
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID294778

Fort Lonesome is a rural area located in southeastern Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, 36 miles (58 km) southeast of Tampa. 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" disappeared. Today, it is mainly a farming region.

Intersection of Florida State Road 674 and County Road 39 in Fort Lonesome, February 2011


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 (37 m) above sea level.[2] This location is the intersection of State Road 674 (Ruskin-Wimauma Rd) and County Road 39S, the site of a gas station and power substation.


The community is served by Hillsborough County Schools.

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ Fort Lonesome profile from Hometown Locator

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