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

Palmetto

 
 
Palmetto Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
1. Palmetto Marker (side 1)
Inscription.  (side 1)
S.S. Lamb came here with his family from Mississippi in a covered wagon and barouche and purchased this property on February 3, 1868. Lamb laid out and named Palmetto. The Lamb home, which stood about 100 yards west of here, was built by Juliann (Madam Joe) Atzeroth, who acquired the property in 1850. A log cabin under the six oaks about sixty yards southwest of the house was used as a store by Madam Joe. It later became Palmetto's first public school, and the first religious services were held there. The first post office, established September 15, 1873 stood at 319 Ninth Avenue.
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The first shipping dock was built at the foot of Ninth Avenue by Joel Hendrix several years after he came here in 1871. The narrow-gauge Palmetto Terminal Railroad was built in 1895 to haul produce from farms northwest of town to the dock. When the locomotive broke down, a flat car with canopy was pulled on the track by four horses. The town's first three stores stood just east of Ninth Avenue on Riverside Drive.
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The city was incorporated in June 1893. P.S. Harllee was the first mayor. Manatee County State Bank, the county's first, was established in 1899 at the northeast corner of this block in Palmetto's first brick building.
 
Erected 1967 by Manatee County Historical Society and Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-146.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1868.
 
Location. 27° 30.749′ N, 82° 34.544′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Avenue West and Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling south on 10th Avenue West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmetto FL 34221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Chime Bell (about 600 feet away); J.A. Lamb House (about 600 feet away); Palmetto Baptist Church / Dr. M.B. Harrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heritage Station Post Office 1880 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Schoolhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); 1914 Carnegie Library (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cottage Museum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
 
Palmetto Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
2. Palmetto Marker (side 2)
Palmetto Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 5, 2018
3. Palmetto Marker-Side 1
Palmetto Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 5, 2018
4. Palmetto Marker-Side 2
Palmetto Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
5. Palmetto Marker
Palmetto Marker and surrounding area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 5, 2018
6. Palmetto Marker and surrounding area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   5. submitted on January 18, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   6. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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