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

Braden Castle Ruins

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon
1. Braden Castle Ruins Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Joseph Addison Braden, physician and native Virginian, came from Tallahassee to the Manatee River in the early 1840's. By 1850 he had acquired approximately 900 acres of land and built a steam operated sugar and grist mill. In that year using slave labor and local materials he constructed his "Castle" -- a large two-story structure. The walls were poured "tabby" composed of lime, sand, crushed shells and water. In February, 1856 the "Castle" was attacked unsuccessfully by Seminoles. Later abandoned, it was destroyed by a woods fire in 1903. The ruins were purchased by the Camping Tourists of America in 1924.
 
Erected 1972 by The Manatee County Historical Society In Cooperation With Department of State. (Marker Number F-193.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 27° 30.004′ N, 82° 31.813′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of Plaza Street East and Braden Castle Drive, on the
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2. Braden Castle Ruins Marker
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right when traveling north on Plaza Street East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Braden Castle (here, next to this marker); Long Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Pier Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edmund Lee Family Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edmund Lee Family Graveyard and the Lonesome Grave/William R. Whitaker House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Manatee Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Manatee Courthouse / Manatee Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manatee Burying Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
 
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3. Braden Castle Ruins Marker and Ruins
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By Tim Fillmon
4. Braden Castle Ruins
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By Brandon D Cross, April 6, 2019
5. Braden Castle Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   5. submitted on March 17, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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