Parrish is an unincorporated community in Manatee County, Florida, United States, located near the intersection of U.S. 301 and State Road 62.
Parrish is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
A post office named Parish was established in 1879, and the name was changed to Parrish in 1950. The community was named and established by Crawford Parrish, who was from Georgia and his wife Mary Bratcher Vanzant who was born in 1841. After they were married and after the Civil War they moved south to what is now known originally as the Suwanee River and bought land and had slaves work there. In 1867 they sold the land and decided to move to the Manatee River. He had stayed for several years and built a home on the banks of the river in what is now Oak Hill (unknown location). He was a rancher and later an orange grower. Also, he was the founder of the original town site.
Parrish contains the Florida Railroad Museum, which operates weekend passenger rides round trip from Parrish north about 6 miles to Willow.
The area remains largely as pleasantly rustic as it always was, with just a touch of big city shopping and other urban conveniences. Ideal for those looking to escape the bustle of city life, large expanses of the great outdoors offer quiet, open spaces of pure nature. Nearby Ellenton Premium Outlets offers some of the best shopping in the region while vestiges of the earliest inhabitants can be found at places like the Florida Railroad Museum. With nearby access to I-75, Parrish is an ideal location for growing families and those whose daily activities take them to Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg or Tampa. Many of the region's newest corporate centers are just minutes away as is access to boating, fishing, golf and every other type of recreational outlet. New home communities, schools and shopping centers popping up all over! Development is fast, but the area is still peaceful and quiet.
Ellenton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,142 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The oldest structure in Ellenton is the Gamble Plantation, which was built between 1845 and 1850 by Major Robert Gamble. Originally a sugar plantation worked by slaves, the antebellum mansion fell into disrepair after the Civil War. Major George Patten and his wife, Mary, purchased the property in 1870 and named the area Ellenton after his daughter Ellen. In 1881, the United States government designated Ellenton as an official post office site.
Ellenton is located at 27°31′22″N 82°31′33″W (27.522666, -82.525867).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), of which 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (23.70%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,142 people, 1,386 households, and 953 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 856.7 people per square mile (330.6/km²). There were 1,676 housing units at an average density of 457.0/sq mi (176.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.41% White, 3.56% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 2.77% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.36% of the population.
There were 1,386 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,570, and the median income for a family was $36,932. Males had a median income of $33,281 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,547. About 7.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
January 2012 - Feld Entertainment purchased the Palmetto Corporate Center, a former Siemens Corp. complex here and plans to move most of its various operations and its world headquarters there over a five-year period starting with its worldwide production center.
1900 - Fuller's Earth Plant mined clay to be used as bleaching agent and as an absorbent for oil and fat.
1850s to present - Agriculture was important industry, starting with sugarcane from Gamble Plantation. This was harvested through slave labor up until the Civil War. Vegetables farms and citrus groves are also important industries in Ellenton.
Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was listed as 12,606. It is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
A post office called Palmetto has been in operation since 1868. Samuel Sparks Lamb is considered the "Father of Palmetto," having surveyed and plotted the city at its outset and donated several plots of land. He owned a general merchandise store in town. The city received its name from the palmetto trees near the original town site. In 1897 Palmetto was incorporated and in the following years grew. In 1902 with the arrival of the railroad, the center of town moved from the waterfront to the train station.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), of which 4.3 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.92%) is water.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 12,606 people, 4,891 households, and 3,192 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,865 inhabitants per square mile (1,106/km2). There were 6,729 housing units at an average density of 1,529.4 per square mile (590.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.10% White, 10.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 14.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.3% of the population.
There were 4,891 total households: 3,192 (65.3%) family households and 1,699 (34.7%) non-family households. Of the 3,192 family households 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present. Within all households, 28.1% were made up of householders living alone and 14.8% had the individual living alone and was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.
In Palmetto, the age distribution among the population includes 24.8%% being 19 years old and under, 5.6% from 20 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.012 males. For every 100 males age 18 and over, there were 98.86 females.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $34,093, and the median income for a family was $40,132. Males had a median income of $26,526 versus $21,290 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,724. About 9.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Palmetto is home to Blackburn, Palmetto, James Tillman, Virgil Mills and Palmview Elementary Schools, Lincoln and Buffalo Creek Middle Schools and Palmetto High School. Charter schools include Manatee School for the Arts (grades 6-12), Imagine School of North Manatee (grades K-8) and Palmetto Charter School (grades K-8).
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