When the pioneer community living near the US Army outpost of Fort Brooke was incorporated init was called "Tampa Town", and the name was shortened to simply "Tampa" in Florida Department of State. During the s and s Tampa saw record-setting population growth that has not been seen since. The name may have come from the Calusa language, or possibly, the Timucua language. Completed init was the tallest skyscraper in Tampa until the completion of One Tampa City Center in Generally, the city is divided into the following areas:
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The bay bottom is very sandy, with the U. Retrieved March 29, They destroyed much of the fort's facilities and confiscated the remaining military supplies except for the canons, which they tossed into the Hillsborough River, then left the "desolate" town after two days. According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has a total area of They began adding events and festivals and other finishing touches to what they felt was too drab of a neighborhood.