First Manatee Courthouse / Manatee Methodist Church

First Manatee Courthouse / Manatee Methodist Church (HM1DHO)

Location: Bradenton, FL 34208 Manatee County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 29.796', W 82° 32.858'

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/ Established 1849

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Manatee County was created by legislative action signed January 9, 1855, from Hillsborough, St. Lucie, and Monroe Counties. Five years later, in 1860, Josiah Gates and Mary, his wife, deeded to Manatee County a parcel of land located here to be the county seat and a courthouse built thereon. The building was completed the same year at a cost of $700 and served as a courthouse and school until 1866 when the county seat was moved to Pine Level.

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Oldest church of any denomination south of Tampa on Florida's west coast. Lot located here was sold to John W. Curry, Ezekiel Clazier and James G. Cooper in 1866 for the Manatee Methodist Church. It is believed that the church ownership of this represents the longest private ownership of land in Manatee County.
Marker NumberF-137
Year Placed1966
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Manatee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 347120 N 3042393
Decimal Degrees27.49660000, -82.54763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 29.796', W 82° 32.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 29' 47.76" N, 82° 32' 51.48" W
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Area Code(s)941
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315-399 15th St E, Bradenton FL 34208, US
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