Tarpon Springs History - Florida History (Tarpon Springs FL)

Tarpon Springs was incorporated as a city in 1887. The community first settled there in 1882. The city is named for the tarpon, a fish that is found in abundance off the coast. Many Greek immigrants came here after 1905 to continue their traditional trade of sponge diving. The Epiphany ceremony, an old Greek Orthodox rite, is a colorful event that is held on January 6th. Tarpon Springs is a part of Pinellas County, which is located in west-central Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Population 20,000
  • Incorporated 1887
  • Area of City 4900 acres
  • Miles of Waterfront 51
  • Number of Households 7398
  • Median Age 42
  • Average Temperature 72.8
  • Annual Rainfall 54.27

Tarpon Springs Florida - History and facts