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Fort Lonesome
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)

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.


Fort Lonesome FL CR 39 SR 674 inter01
SR 674/CR 39 intersection

Fort Lonesome is located at 27.7 degrees north, 82.1 degrees west (27.705, -82.146). The elevation for the community is 121 feet above sea level. 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.

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