“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Anna Maria, Florida

Clickable Map of Manatee County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Manatee County, FL (105) DeSoto County, FL (8) Hardee County, FL (4) Hillsborough County, FL (327) Polk County, FL (116) Sarasota County, FL (248)  ManateeCounty(105) Manatee County (105)  DeSotoCounty(8) DeSoto County (8)  HardeeCounty(4) Hardee County (4)  HillsboroughCounty(327) Hillsborough County (327)  PolkCounty(116) Polk County (116)  SarasotaCounty(248) Sarasota County (248)
Bradenton is the county seat for Manatee County
Anna Maria is in Manatee County
      Manatee County (105)  
      DeSoto County (8)  
      Hardee County (4)  
      Hillsborough County (327)  
      Polk County (116)  
      Sarasota County (248)  
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1Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — F-171 — “Bean's Point” / Early Legend
In May 1894, Anna Maria Island's first modern-day pioneer -- George Emerson Bean -- took up a homestead, signed by President Wm. McKinley, that embraced the island's entire north point. Other daring settlers, such as Samuel C. Cobb and John R. . . . Map (db m72419) HM
2Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — F-253 — Passage KeyGateway to Historic Tampa Bay
Less than a mile to the north lies Passage Key, marking the southerly entrance into Tampa Bay. Since Ponce de Leon explored this coast in 1513, this island has served to guide ships into the great bay beyond, called by early Spanish explorers . . . Map (db m72420) HM
3Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — F-708 — The Anna Maria Pier
Built in 1911, the Anna Maria City Pier welcomed visitors and residents to the island city arriving by steamship. The 776-foot-long pier accommodated paddle wheelers such as the Favorite and the Mistletoe prior to the construction of . . . Map (db m72421) HM
4Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — The City of Anna Maria Historical ParkThe Historical Society of Anna Maria Island Museum / Belle Haven Cottage / The City Jail
The Historical Society of Anna Maria Island Museum Built in 1920 as an ice house on 402 Pine Avenue, the building was subsequently used as city hall, the police department, a firehouse and the Turtle House before the Society renovated . . . Map (db m72447) HM
5Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — F-792 — The Island Playhouse
The Island Playhouse is one of the oldest buildings on Anna Maria Island. The simple frame vernacular building was once the home of William H. Gillett and was originally located in the Town of Parrish in Manatee County. In 1912, it was barged down . . . Map (db m72446) HM
6Florida (Manatee County), Anna Maria — The Old City Jail
In 1927, a particularly rowdy tavern and dance hall on the beach near Spring Avenue rapidly disturbed the quiet town of Anna Maria. Town mayor Mitch Davis built a jail to lock up the offenders. The jail was unique. With only bars on the windows, . . . Map (db m131307) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022