Welcome to Lithia!
Prior to the advent of white settlers in 1846, Lithia had been variously inhabited by Native American tribes, such as the Tocobaga, Muskogan (Creek), Tomokan, Caloosa and later the Seminole, some of whom were mentioned by the Spanish in the 1600s. Settlers from Georgia arrived in 1847. In 1848, James Alderman created a ford on the Alafia River at the site of present day Alderman’s Ford Park. By the time of the civil war, Alderman’s cattle ranching operation ran to around 30,000 head of cattle. Around 1900, Lithium was discovered in the waters of a spring, which resulted in the naming of the community to Lithia. Lithia is the closest community to the coordinates listed as the launch site by Jules Verne in his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon.
Lithia is also home to Lithia Spring Regional Park. It is 160 acre parked located on the Alafia River. The main attraction to Lithia Springs Regional Park is the natural spring that provides a wonderful swimming hole that stays at a consistent 72 degrees year round. Along with the main attraction of the spring there is camping, picnic facilities, trails, and playgrounds. It is a great place to spend the day feeling like you are lost old world Florida. Bring the camera!
Lithia is within minutes to Riverview, Valrico and Tampa.
|Alafia River State Park||14326 S County Road 39, Lithia, FL 33547||State Park|
|FishHawk Ranch||5901 Village Center Dr, Lithia, FL, United States|
|Alderman Ford Park||9625 Canoe Launch Rd, Lithia, FL 33547|
|Fresh Market||3468 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Valrico, FL 33596|
|Rob Z Fitness||3438 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Valrico, FL 33596|
|Lithia Springs||3932 Lithia Springs Rd, Lithia, FL 33547|