Oneco, Florida

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Oneco, pronounced oh-nee-cō, is an unincorporated community in Manatee County, Florida, United States. It is a suburb of Bradenton, located just southeast of the city. The community is part of the Bradenton–SarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the 1920 Census it was enumerated as Precinct 6. The community reported as a Census-designated place by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1960 to 1980.[1]

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Oneco since 1889.[2] The origin of the name Oneco is unclear. Some say it was the name of a Mahican Indian, while others believe the community was so named from the fact it was once a one-company ("one co.") town.[3]

Geography[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 772
1960 1,530
1970 3,246 112.2%
1980 6,417 97.7%
source:[4][5]

Oneco is located at 27°27′N 82°33′W / 27.450°N 82.550°W / 27.450; -82.550Coordinates: 27°27′N 82°33′W / 27.450°N 82.550°W / 27.450; -82.550.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Grimes, David (Nov 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ Census area not returned separately in 1990 & 2000.