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Manatee County 
Founded January 9, 1855
Manatee River Bridge between Bradenton and Palmetto

Manatee County in red

Reflections of Manatee
Manatee's History Through Its Places

 Notes from Sunland, on the Manatee River, Gulf coast south Florida          
 By Samuel Curtis Upham  1881

FSGS Florida Pioneer Index
 The Manatee

General Land Office Records
1895 Atlas Map of Manatee County
Land System in Florida
Description of the land designation 
and surveying system
Manatee County Maps
*Manatee Land Records
Florida Maps
Historic Florida Maps

Journals of Yesterday      Sarasota Alive

Manatee County Public Library 
Historic Photograph Collection
Sarasota History Center (Obituary Index)
Manatee Historical Records Library
Florida Genealogical Societies
Bibliography of Manatee County
Manasota Genealogical Society
 Manatee County Libraries
Manatee County Items at the Family History Library 

The land of Manatee; properties for sale in Manatee County, Florida,
issued by Industrial department, Seaboard air line railway, rev. to date (1906)

Notes from sunland, on the Manatee River, Gulf coast south Florida.
Its climate, soil, and productions .. (1881)

Names many early local folks

Florida Confederate Pensions Applications
World War I Service Cards 
Manatee County Exemption Board 
Florida Executions
Manatee/Sarasota World War I Draft Index
Manatee County, Florida USGenWeb Archives Military


Manatee Families
*The Edmund Lee Family Pages
Florida Death Records  1877 - 1939
 Florida Marriages 1837 - 1974
History of the Pelot Family
Florida Censuses -

History of the Harllee Family - A History of Marion County, South Carolina, from Its Earliest Times to the ... By William W. Sellers  1902

1935 * now Indexed
 Dolly Mae CD     Bahamian Genealogy
1945  * now Indexed


Manatee County Films at the SLC Family History Library

 Manatee Tombstone Transcription Project
Queries - Message Boards
Manatee County - Findagrave
Manatee County 
*Manatee Cemeteries
Florida Research Outline
Surname Search

Half Rates to Florida. 

For Settlers and Homeseekers via Seaboard Air l ine Railway.

Every Tuesday in March and April, tickets will be sold to settlers and homeseekers for one-half the regular fare plus $2.00, by the Seaboard Air Line Railway, to Ellenton, Manatee, and Braidentown, in Manatee county, Florida. 

Manatee county is on the west coast of southern Florida, well below the frost line, and is the most fertile region in the state. There are thousands of acres of rich land unoccupied and capable of producing from $600 to $1200 an acre in early vegetables the first year they are cultivated. These lands sell for $45 to $150 an acre. Land not so good, but still very productive, sells as low as $15 an acre.

A ten year old orange grove of five or ten acres in this county is a fortune.

The climate is delightful and the region wonderfully healthy. There are several progressive towns in the county. 

Tarpon fishing off this coast is the finest in the world. It is the true home of the Tarpon.

For information apply to J. L. Adams, Gen. East'n Agt., 1183 Broadway, New York; or Charles B. Ryan, General Passenger Agent, Portsmouth, Va.

April 18, 1903  The School Journal

 Manatee County Clerk of the Court
American Memory Collections
Manatee County, Florida 
USGenWeb Archives Table of Contents
Making of America (U of Michigan)
 The Islander (Anna Maria, Fla.)
Newspaper 1960-1965
Making of America (Cornell University)
Bradenton Herald - Obituaries, etc.
Florida State Archives

Manatee County Public Library 
Historic Photograph Collection

Sarasota County, Florida (1921)

Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida -
A Record of Births, Deaths, and Burials

Monroe County, Florida (1823)
Lee County, Florida (1887)
Collier County, Florida (1923)

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Florida State Coordinator
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Florida GenWeb Digital Library & Archives
USGenWeb Search


Family History Library Catalog
Genforum - Surnames
Genforum - Regional
Mailing Lists 
Cyndis List - Florida
United States Resources: Florida
Linkpendium - Manatee

Suggests, comments & donations of material are welcomed

Manatee County Coordinator   Laura Scott 

 a part of the Original FLGenWeb Project, Inc.
Updated January 26, 2013
This page copyrighted by Laura Lee Scott 1999 - 2001 & 2008 - 2015

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