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The community of Ruskin Florida is over 100 years old.

First post office in Ruskin FloridaFirst Post Office in Ruskin

Mrs. Adaline Dickman Miller founded the first post office in Ruskin on August 7, 1908.

The post office was located in one of the dormitories of the first Ruskin College.

The doorway to the post office can be seen on the left of the photo, and Dr. McA Miller on the far left. Mrs. Miller is on on the bridge, in white.

 

1910 Plat map of Ruskin, FloridaThe Ruskin Commongood Society platted Ruskin on February 19, 1910, and filed the plat on March 9, 1910, in the Hillsborough County Court House with lots for the college, parks, and for the founding families.

Many of the streets were originally named after social writers of the era.

More information can be found at the Ruskin History Project website: RuskinHistory.org

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