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Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Bassett Chapter

 
 
William Bassett Chapter Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 20, 2008
1. William Bassett Chapter Marker
Inscription. The Manatee Village Historical Park was created as a gift to the people of Manatee County by the Historical Commission and the HOME Committee in remembrance of our Nation's Two Hundredth Birthday in the year 1976. Two historical buildings, Manatee County's original court house and the old Manatee Methodist Church were saved from destruction and moved into the Park. The old Court House was built in 1860 on the ‘Court House Square’, two blocks North of this site. It was the County Court House until 1866 when it was purchased by the Methodist Congregation to be used as a Church. When the old Church was built it became the Parsonage and later a family residence. State Archives show that the old Court House is the oldest standing original County Court House Building in the State of Florida. The old Church was built in 1887 and consecrated in 1889 by the First Christian Congregation on the Florida Mainland South of Tampa.

Erected in memory of General John N. Robinson, U.S.A. 1893-1978, by the William Bassett Chapter CDXVIIC of Florida.
 
Erected by Colonial Dames XVII Century William Bassett Chapter.
 
Location. 27° 29.677′ N, 82° 32.871′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker can be
Court House image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 20, 2008
2. Court House
reached from the intersection of Manatee Avenue East and 14th Street East. Click for map. This marker is located inside the Manatee Village Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stephens House (a few steps from this marker); The 1887 Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bunker Hill School (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida's Earliest Courthouse Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Manatee Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wiggins Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fogarty Boat Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Florida Cracker Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Also see . . .  Manatee Village Historical Park. "Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park. Visit this collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history and experience life in Manatee County before the arrival of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity."
No Admission - Donations Appreciated. (Submitted on June 4, 2011, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The 1887 Church image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 20, 2008
3. The 1887 Church
Manatee Village Historical Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, January 20, 2008
4. Manatee Village Historical Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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