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Welcome to the City of Hampton!


NOTICE OF CANDIDATE QUALIFYING FOR THE NOV. 3, 2020
CITY OF HAMPTON ELECTION


All qualifying documents are available at Hampton City Hall, 5784 Navarre Ave.
Up for election: City Council Seats 2 & 4.
Qualifying will be held from 12 noon on June 8 to 12 noon on June 12 at Hampton City Hall.


For more information, call Hampton City Hall
:
Mary Lou Hildreth, MMC
City Clerk/Administrator

Phone: 352-468-1201
coh1@outlook.com 

Terry Vaughan
Bradford Supervisor of Elections

Due to the current coronavirus/Covid 19 pandemic please note the following:

City Hall will be closed to the public.  Payments can be made via mail, drop box or online.  If cash is placed in the drop box, please ensure it is in an envelope.  You will be mailed a receipt. You may also call the City Clerk/Administrator, Mary Lou Hildreth to pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. 

City Park and Bobbie Sheppard Memorial Park are closed to the public.

Ms. Hildreth may work remotely from home on certain days.  You may contact her via her cell phone at 352-235-0519.  She will follow her regular office hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

As this is a fluid situation that is changing daily, please check back often for updates.

Our 2019-2020 Budget is available for viewing. Click here to view. You can contact City Clerk/City Administrator, Mary Lou Hildreth, MMC with any questions or concerns.

ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, a Braille reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, or if you need information provided in an alternative format, please let us know via one of the methods outlined below. We will make reasonable effort to accommodate all needs and/or requests.

Mary Lou Hildreth, MMC, RMLO
ADA Coordinator/City Administrator/City Clerk

City of Hampton

P. O. Drawer 250

Hampton, FL  32044

Office:  352-468-1201

The City of Hampton, Florida, located about six miles south of Starke was incorporated in 1893 and has gone through phases of boom and busy throughout its history. Hampton was known as Crossroads primary because the Atlantic-to-Gulf railroad was built through the area in 1859 and the settlement grew up around it. Good farmland prompted further settlement and several small stores were established. A second railroad, the Georgia-Southern and Florida Rail Line, passed through town a little later and prompted a boom. Crossroads was renamed Hampton when the first post office was established in 1882. The town of Hampton, Florida was named after a 10-year-old boy, Hampton Terry, whose father owned a farm near the railroad tracks.

The town of Hampton, Florida was incorporated in 1893, but it also allowed its charter to lapse and had to be reincorporated in 1911 and 1925. The Big Freeze adversely affected Hampton's economy-as it did any town which relied on oranges and other agricultural crops and caused an end to the boom. Rapid use of timber in the area led to an exhaustion of the crop and a decline of the timber industry around Hampton. With the timber and oranges declining, farmers turned to cotton and strawberries. The town once had two cotton gins in operation. Hampton struggled to survive but as cars replaced trains as the main mode of travel, Hampton declined. Road 13 (now US 301) was re-routed and bypassed Hampton. The road had a curve called the Hampton Curve, which was considered dangerous and the State Road Department re-routed Road 13 in the 1930's to straighten the curve.  

Hampton appeared to be dying, but when Camp Blanding's boom hit the area, the small town near Starke also benefited. Troops were carried to the camp on the train and their families rented rooms and homes in the town. When Blanding's boom ended, however, Hampton subsided back into the sleepy little hamlet it is today.

If you need to get in touch with us you may reach us at City Hall or email and coh1@outlook.com.

For public records requests please contact:

Mary Lou Hildreth, MMC, RMLO
ADA Coordinator/City Administrator/City Clerk
Public Records Custodian

City of Hampton

P. O. Drawer 250

Hampton, FL  32044

Office:  352-468-1201

Fax:  352-468-1350

Cell:  352-235-0519

coh1@outlook.com 

www.hamptonfl.com

 

 

 

 

The City of Hampton was featured in the Florida League of Cities Quality Cities Magazine!
Click Here to View Article! 


Click Here to View Consumer Notice for Lead Tap Water Results  

2018-2019 Budget

The City of Hampton City Council meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 at City Hall, 5784 Navarre Ave.

Hampton, FL 32044 

 

Small Business Financing Guide
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