Southern Hillsborough County Historical Connections

The Southern Hillsborough County Historical Connections project is an ongoing multi-year initiative by the SouthShore Campus of Hillsborough Community College to document and preserve the rich history of the southern half of Hillsborough County, Florida including the towns of Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City, Sun City Center, and Wimauma.

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With a sharp increase in population growth and quickly changing cultural dynamics in the region, it is important to properly document local history through preservation of one-of-a-kind historical photographs, documents and oral histories.

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The digital collection provides a searchable online database of professionally archived resources to facilitate research into local history by students and the community at large. 

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