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Welcome to Dover ...

Dover is located in Hillsborough County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dover, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

Dover is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dover: (813) & (656)<3>

The ZIP code for Dover: 33527<4>

Communities Also Named Dover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 58 communities that are also named Dover - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dover ...

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

  • Tampa
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tampa
    • Tampa is located in Hillsborough County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 407,599 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tampa <5>
  • Lakeland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Plant City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Temple Terrace
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Zephyrhills
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Mulberry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Lakeview Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Village
    • Lakeview Village is located in Hillsborough County
  • Windhorst Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windhorst Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windhorst Village
    • Windhorst Village is located in Hillsborough County
  • Brandon
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Cedar Run
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Run
    • Cedar Run is located in Hillsborough County

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 Dover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dover.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dover. 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 Dover.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dover ...

Looking for more information about Dover? 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 Dover, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dover.

Adding Dover to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dover was on a map titled Road Map for Florida (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dover.

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

The official website for Hillsborough County:

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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 Dover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (656) is an overlay for area code (813).
<4>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 Dover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dover or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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