Manatee County Manatee County
Manatee County was established in 1855 and named after Florida’s official marine mammal. It is located on the West side of the peninsula and is in proximity to southern Tampa. A railroad was built through the county in the early 20th century. During this time citrus crop were a top industry producer. The train enabled them to ship produce and generate additional revenue. Agriculture still thrives in Manatee County but comes in second to tourism.
Cities that make up Manatee County:
- Anna Maria
- Bradenton Beach
- Holmes Beach
- Longboat Key
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No matter what stage of life you are in, Florida is a great place to consider calling home.