Brandon, uninc. town (1990 pop. 57,985), Hillsborough co., W Fla., a suburb just E of Tampa. Chiefly residential, it is also a retail and service center. Brandon has grown with the construction of highways connecting it to other Florida urban centers. Citrus fruits and vegetables are grown in the area, which also has cattle and dairy farms.
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