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In College Hills, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tampa, the residents are predominantly African-American. Early records show the area listed as A.F. Randall’s College Hill Subdivision in 1887. Despite its name, there is no college in the neighborhood. Early on, a couple of letter carriers for the U.S. Postal Service thought the area was great for a college and the idea caught on. The college was never built, but the name stuck.

Located in the 33605 and 33610 ZIP code areas, College Hill is bordered on the north by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the south by 26th Avenue, on the east by 29th Street, and on the west by 15th Street.

A central gathering place for residents is the Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, which was organized in 1914. It serves the community through nutritional services, after-school care/tutorial services, and computer training. Located at 3608 North 26th Street, the church offers several social events throughout the year.

Residents have access to the College Hill Branch Library at 2607 East Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, an 8,000 square-foot facility with 33,624 volumes, free Wi-Fi, Internet access on 12 PCs, and public meeting rooms. In the Listening Room, children can listen to books on tape. Annual events sponsored by the Friends of the Library include the African-American Taste-Off in February and the Holiday Festival in December.

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