All About Brandon, FL

Brandon is an unincorporated community in Hillsborough County, Florida. It got its start in 1857 when John Brandon came to Fort Brooke from Mississippi with his family. He purchased 40 acres in what is now Brandon, another 160 acres later, and named it all after himself. His house with his second wife was located on the future corner of Knights Avenue and Victoria Street, and he donated the land where the New Hope Church was built. The church doubled as the town’s first school.

The Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad came through Brandon in 1890, and the community has grown in spurts since then, starting with the first general store on the corner of Moon Avenue and Victoria Street in 1905 and a school on Parsons Avenue. The teachers could board with Mrs. Brandon. In 1922, Brandon’s population was only 100 people, but today it’s over 100,000. It had two major booms in the late ‘50s and the ‘80s thanks to its convenient location to Tampa and the new I-75 completed in 1986.

Today, the town occupies 35 square miles, has a population of 114,626, and includes the neighborhoods of Barrington Oaks East, Brandon Hills, Kensington Estates, La Viva, and Limona.

Dr. John Cherry DMD in Brandon, FL

We love serving the people of this community and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means emergency dental care when accidents or injuries happen, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments like veneers to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.


If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist like Dr. Cherry is who you need to call.

Don’t Miss the Hillsborough County Fair in Brandon!

The Hillsborough County Fairgrounds has its permanent home in the west side of town on a rural part of State Road 60. The fair takes place in the fall and showcases the best of the local community and its agriculture and industry.


The Fair includes livestock shows, lots of delicious food, live entertainment, vendors, and fun carnival games and rides. Come out and enjoy some wholesome family fun at the fairgrounds!

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