Braden Castle Ruins

Braden Castle Ruins (HM2F2D)

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N 27° 30.004', W 82° 31.813'

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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.
HM NumberHM2F2D
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe Manatee County Historical Society In Cooperation With Department of State
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Date Added Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 348846 N 3042756
Decimal Degrees27.50006667, -82.53021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 30.004', W 82° 31.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 30' 0.24000000000008" N, 82° 31' 48.78" W
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