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Gulf City
ghost town
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Gulf City is a ghost town, rural town site in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, near Ruskin. Gulf City was some 40 miles (60 km) from Tampa, Florida, on the south bank of the Little Manatee River.


Gulf City was founded by British pirate Ben Margoza in the mid-17th century. It went into decline in the 19th century. In 1895 it was listed as having a population of 76 people, and a post office. Gulf City was completely abandoned by or shortly after the 1920s.

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