FLOR500, Garden 236 James McKay, Sr., Businessman, Civic Leader (1808–1876) James McKay led one of early Tampa's most prominent families. The family built the town courthouse, the First Baptist Church, the Florida House Hotel, and a sawmill. In the late 1840s, McKay began a business shipping the cattle of area ranchers to Cuba. During the Civil War, he evaded the Union blockade to provide supplies to Southern troops until Union forces destroyed his ships in 1863. After the war, his shipping enterprise expanded greatly. McKay also served as treasurer of Hillsborough County from 1850 to 1855 and as mayor of Tampa from 1859 to 1860.
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James McKay, Sr., Businessman, Civic Leader 

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James McKay, Sr., Businessman, Civic Leader 

(1808–1876)

James McKay led one of early Tampa's most prominent families. The family built the town courthouse, the First Baptist Church, the Florida House Hotel, and a sawmill. In the late 1840s, McKay began a business shipping the cattle of area ranchers to Cuba. During the Civil War, he evaded the Union blockade to provide supplies to Southern troops until Union forces destroyed his ships in 1863. After the war, his shipping enterprise expanded greatly. McKay also served as treasurer of Hillsborough County from 1850 to 1855 and as mayor of Tampa from 1859 to 1860. 





 




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