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Welcome to Brandon ...

Brandon is located in Hillsborough County<1>.

Brandon was established in 1857.

Brandon is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Brandon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Brandon, you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Brandon is located in the (813) area code.

The ZIP codes for Brandon: 33509-33511<3>

Websites for Brandon ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.brandonchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Brandon, the following might be of interest:

Adding Brandon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brandon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Brandon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brandon on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brandon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brandon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Brandon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brandon.

Communities near Brandon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brandon.

  • Tampa [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tampa
    • Tampa [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Brandon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 399,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tampa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tampa<5>
  • Plant City [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plant City
    • Plant City [Hillsborough County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Brandon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,744 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plant City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plant City<5>
  • Temple Terrace [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple Terrace
    • Temple Terrace [Hillsborough County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Brandon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,639 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple Terrace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temple Terrace<5>
  • Mulberry [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
    • Mulberry [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Brandon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bloomingdale [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
      • Bloomingdale [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
    • Indian Hills [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Brandon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Clair-Mel City [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clair-Mel City
      • Clair-Mel City [Hillsborough County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clair-Mel City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clair-Mel City
    • Countryside Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside Village
      • Countryside Village [Hillsborough County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside Village
    • Dover [Hillsborough County]
    • Progress Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress Village
      • Progress Village [Hillsborough County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brandon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brandon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brandon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brandon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brandon. See our Newspapers Page for Brandon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brandon ...

Looking for more information about Brandon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brandon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brandon.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brandon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcounty.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Hillsborough, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brandon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Brandon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brandon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Brandon includes: 33509, 33510 & 33511.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brandon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brandon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrandonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.9377, Longitude: -82.2858    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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