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Manhattan was a planned community in Manatee County, Florida, United States, though today it is an unincorporated community

Country  United States
State  Florida
County Manatee County
Named for New York borough of Manhattan.
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)


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.[1]

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