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Our Genealogy Helper for Palmetto ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Palmetto (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Palmetto. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Palmetto is located in Manatee County.

To see how the shape of Florida's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Manatee County: DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Polk & Sarasota.

Below are the counties that are near Palmetto. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Palmetto:

  • Manatee County     (The home county of Palmetto)
    • Memphis [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Manatee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Bradenton [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradenton
      • Bradenton [Manatee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradenton<3>
    • Ellenton [Manatee County]
    • West Bradenton [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bradenton
      • West Bradenton [Manatee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bradenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bradenton
    • West Samoset [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Samoset
      • West Samoset [Manatee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Samoset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Samoset
    • Palma Sola [Manatee County]
    • Terra Ceia [Manatee County]
    • South Bradenton [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bradenton
      • South Bradenton [Manatee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bradenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Bradenton
    • Samoset [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samoset
      • Samoset [Manatee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samoset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samoset
    • Oneco [Manatee County]
    • Bayshore Gardens [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore Gardens
      • Bayshore Gardens [Manatee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayshore Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore Gardens
    • Cortez [Manatee County]
  • Hardee County
  • Hillsborough County
    • Sun City [Hillsborough County]
    • Gulf City [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf City
      • Gulf City [Hillsborough County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf City
    • Manatee Harbor [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manatee Harbor
      • Manatee Harbor [Hillsborough County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manatee Harbor
    • Park Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Village
    • Bayou Pass Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Pass Village
      • Bayou Pass Village [Hillsborough County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Pass Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Pass Village
    • Ruskin [Hillsborough County]
    • Cypress Creek Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek Village
      • Cypress Creek Village [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek Village
    • Freedom Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom Village
      • Freedom Village [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom Village
    • Montero Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montero Village
      • Montero Village [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montero Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montero Village
    • Golf and Sea Village [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golf and Sea Village
      • Golf and Sea Village [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golf and Sea Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golf and Sea Village
    • Sun City Center [Hillsborough County]
    • Apollo Beach [Hillsborough County]
  • Pinellas County
    • Tierra Verde [Pinellas County]
    • Saint Pete Beach [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pete Beach
      • Saint Pete Beach [Pinellas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pete Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pete Beach<3>
    • Saint Petersburg [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Petersburg
      • Saint Petersburg [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 267,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Petersburg<3>
    • Gulfport [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Pinellas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<3>
    • Saint Petersburg Beach [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Petersburg Beach
      • Saint Petersburg Beach [Pinellas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Petersburg Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Petersburg Beach
    • South Pasadena [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pasadena
      • South Pasadena [Pinellas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,067 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Pasadena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Pasadena
    • Treasure Island [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Treasure Island
      • Treasure Island [Pinellas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Treasure Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Treasure Island<3>
    • Lealman [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lealman
      • Lealman [Pinellas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lealman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lealman
    • Kenneth City [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenneth City
      • Kenneth City [Pinellas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenneth City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenneth City<3>
    • Pinellas Park [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinellas Park
      • Pinellas Park [Pinellas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinellas Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinellas Park<3>
    • Bay Pines [Pinellas County]
    • Madeira Beach [Pinellas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madeira Beach
      • Madeira Beach [Pinellas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madeira Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madeira Beach<3>
  • Sarasota County
    • North Sarasota [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Sarasota
      • North Sarasota [Sarasota County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Sarasota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Sarasota
    • Desoto Lakes [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desoto Lakes
      • Desoto Lakes [Sarasota County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desoto Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desoto Lakes
    • Sarasota [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarasota
      • Sarasota [Sarasota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarasota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarasota<3>
    • Kensington Park [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington Park
      • Kensington Park [Sarasota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kensington Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington Park
    • The Meadows [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Meadows
      • The Meadows [Sarasota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Meadows
    • Pinecraft [Sarasota County]
    • Fruitville [Sarasota County]
    • Sarasota Springs [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarasota Springs
      • Sarasota Springs [Sarasota County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarasota Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarasota Springs
    • Southgate [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate
      • Southgate [Sarasota County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate
    • Ridge Wood Heights [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Wood Heights
      • Ridge Wood Heights [Sarasota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Wood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Wood Heights
    • South Gate Ridge [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gate Ridge
      • South Gate Ridge [Sarasota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gate Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gate Ridge
    • South Sarasota [Sarasota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sarasota
      • South Sarasota [Sarasota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Palmetto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sarasota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sarasota

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Palmetto, see our County-by-County Page for Palmetto.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Palmetto ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmetto.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Palmetto. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Palmetto and those printed in the larger area surrounding Palmetto.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Palmetto.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Palmetto:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Florida

Cemeteries Near Palmetto ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Palmetto.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Palmetto covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Skyway Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skyway Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skyway Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyway Memorial Gardens
  • Adams & Rogers Cemetery
  • Fogartyville Cemetery
  • Major Adams Cemetery
  • Mansion Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mansion Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mansion Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansion Memorial Park
  • Skyway Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skyway Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skyway Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyway Memorial Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Manatee Memorial Cemetery
    • Braden River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Braden River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Braden River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Braden River Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braden River Cemetery
    • Fortner Cemetery
    • Galilee Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Palms Memorial Park Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palms Memorial Park Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palms Memorial Park Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Palms Memorial Park Gardens lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palms Memorial Park Gardens
    • Palms Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palms Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palms Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Palms Memorial Park lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palms Memorial Park
    • Ruskin Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruskin Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruskin Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruskin Memorial Gardens lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin Memorial Gardens
    • Ruskin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruskin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruskin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruskin Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Palmetto had a population of 224 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Palmetto had a population of 13,796 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Palmetto, with the one closest to Palmetto listed first.

  • Palmetto [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
    • Palmetto [Manatee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Palmetto
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 224 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,796 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmetto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmetto<3>
  • Bradenton [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradenton
    • Bradenton [Manatee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Palmetto
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,737 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradenton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradenton<3>
  • Manatee [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manatee
    • Manatee [Manatee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Palmetto
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Manatee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manatee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manatee
  • Ellenton [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenton
    • Ellenton [Manatee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Palmetto
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellenton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenton<3>
  • Palma Sola [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palma Sola
    • Palma Sola [Manatee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Palmetto
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palma Sola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palma Sola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palma Sola<3>
  • Terra Ceia [Manatee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Ceia
    • Terra Ceia [Manatee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Palmetto
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Terra Ceia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Ceia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Ceia<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Erie [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Manatee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Erie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
    • Rye [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rye
      • Rye [Manatee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Palmetto
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rye had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rye
    • Gulf City [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf City
      • Gulf City [Hillsborough County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gulf City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf City
    • Port Tampa [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Tampa
      • Port Tampa [Hillsborough County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Palmetto
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Tampa had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Tampa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Tampa
    • Peru [Hillsborough County] - Historic
      • While Peru was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Hillsborough County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Palmetto
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peru had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Palmetto. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palmetto.

Mentions & References for Palmetto

Communities in Florida

About Manatee County

About Florida

The official website for Palmetto: www.palmettofl.org/

The official website for Manatee County: www.co.manatee.fl.us/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmetto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palmetto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalmettoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmetto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.5212, Longitude: -82.5730    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Palmetto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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