Manhattan, Florida

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Manhattan
Manhattan is located in Florida
Manhattan
Manhattan
Location of Manhattan in Florida
Manhattan is located in the United States
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan (the United States)
Coordinates: 27°30′27″N 82°19′07″W / 27.50750°N 82.31861°W / 27.50750; -82.31861Coordinates: 27°30′27″N 82°19′07″W / 27.50750°N 82.31861°W / 27.50750; -82.31861
Country United States
State Florida
CountyManatee County
Named forNew York borough of Manhattan.
Elevation22 m (72 ft)
GNIS feature ID295427[1]

Manhattan was a planned community in Manatee County, Florida, United States, though today it is an unincorporated community.[2][self-published source][1]

History[edit]

Manhattan was named after Manhattan, a borough of New York City. The town was created by investors in 1926. At the time there was an explosion in Real Estate in Florida known as the Florida Land Boom. The site of the town had almost no structures other than buildings to promote sales and a general store. It was abandoned by the time The Great Depression started. Today, there are no remains of the former town site. The site was on the North Shore of Lake Manatee.[2][self-published source]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Manhattan, Florida". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Manhattan - Ghost Town". www.ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2016-01-07.