Bradenton

/brayd"n teuhn/, n.
a city in W Florida. 30,170.

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      city, seat (1903) of Manatee county, west-central Florida, U.S. It lies on the south bank of the Manatee River near its mouth at Tampa Bay, about 10 miles (15 km) north of Sarasota. The explorer Hernando de Soto (Soto, Hernando de) landed nearby, probably at Shaw's Point, in 1539 (an event commemorated by a national memorial). Founded in the 1840s, the city was named for an early settler, Joseph Braden, who planted sugar and built a “castle” there in 1854, remnants of which survive. The community developed as a winter resort and shipping centre for farm produce (citrus and winter vegetables) and was incorporated in 1903. In 1947 it merged with Manatee (founded 1842), its neighbour to the east, to form the city of Bradenton.

      The city's economy is diversified; tourism, food processing, manufacturing (including boats, boating equipment, contact lenses, and electrical equipment), agriculture (vegetables, flowers, livestock, and some citrus), seafood production, and shipping are important. The Bradenton region is a popular retirement area. South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, and Parker Manatee Aquarium provide exhibits on regional history and nature, sky shows, and manatee viewing. Manatee Village Historical Park contains renovated historic buildings. Manatee Community College (1957) is in the city. Gamble Plantation State Historic Site at nearby Ellenton includes the Judah P. Benjamin (Benjamin, Judah P) Confederate Memorial and the Gamble Mansion (c. 1844), peninsular Florida's last surviving antebellum home. Lake Manatee State Recreation Area is 15 miles (25 km) east. Pop. (1990) city, 43,779; Sarasota-Bradenton MSA, 489,483; (2000) city, 49,504; Sarasota-Bradenton MSA, 589,959.

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