View along the Tampa River
View along the Tampa River
    Cities & Towns:
  • Plant City
  • Tampa
  • Temple Terrace

Hillsborough County is located on Tampa Bay on the central Gulf Coast of Florida. Officially created on January 25, 1834, Hillsborough County now contains 1,051 square miles of land area and 215 square miles of water surface. The county seat is Tampa.

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge is in Hillsborough County.