Manatee Mineral Spring

Manatee Mineral Spring (HM1DHL)

Location: Bradenton, FL 34208 Manatee County
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N 27° 29.876', W 82° 32.959'

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Here flowed a spring which had been used by Indians and was found by Manatee's first white settler, Josiah Gates, who settled nearby in January 1842. It served Branch Fort, when the early settlers camped nearby for protection from the Seminole raid of 1856. During this encampment, the first child born (March 4, 1856) was Furman Chairs Whitaker, who became Manatee County's first native born doctor, practicing here from 1896, until shortly before his death in 1945. In the early 1900's the spring became the center of a small park which included a picnic pavilion.
Marker NumberF-126
Year Placed1965
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Manatee County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 346956 N 3042543
Decimal Degrees27.49793333, -82.54931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 29.876', W 82° 32.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 29' 52.56" N, 82° 32' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)941
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 14th St E, Bradenton FL 34208, US
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