A lake with a patriotic name has given its name to an entire area of Tampa Bay. Plus, a street in Tampa connects two generations of local pioneers.
Why do they call it Carrollwood?
What's now a bustling part of Tampa Bay -- used to be way off the beaten path.
Before Carrollwood was developed, many families who lived near Downtown Tampa had lake houses in northern Hillsborough County, said Rodney Kite-Powell, the curator of history at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Because of the slow speed of transportation before the 1950's, the Carrollwood area -- which is now just 20 minutes away from Downtown Tampa -- was considered a fine place for a vacation home.
Kite-Powell says faster cars and better roads had made the trip to the area quicker by 1959. So a developer built what was still considered a far-off suburb, way out in the country: Carrollwood.