Gulf City, Florida

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Gulf City, Florida
Unincorporated community
Gulf City is located in Florida
Gulf City
Gulf City
Gulf City is located in the US
Gulf City
Gulf City
Coordinates: 27°42′20″N 82°27′43″W / 27.70556°N 82.46194°W / 27.70556; -82.46194Coordinates: 27°42′20″N 82°27′43″W / 27.70556°N 82.46194°W / 27.70556; -82.46194
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 283487

Gulf City is an unincorporated community in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, near Ruskin. It is 24 miles (39 km) south of Tampa by road, on the south bank of the Little Manatee River.


Gulf City was founded by British pirate Ben Margoza in the mid-17th century.[1] It went into decline in the 19th century. In 1895 it was listed as having a population of 76 people, and a post office. The town site is now the location of several housing developments.


  1. ^ Kite-Powell, Rodney (16 June 2014). "Pirates, real and legendary, left their mark on Tampa area". Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 29 January 2015.