Palmetto’s proximity to water, touching both Terra Ceia Bay and especially the mile-wide Manatee River, was an attractive resource for the first settlers who arrived in the mid-1800s. Considered the “Father of Palmetto”, Samuel Lamb relocated to the area in 1868 and named the town Palmetto after his home state of South Carolina, “the Palmetto State”.
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Palmetto, a great day trip with the Fronstin's - weather, company and photos. We did an area walk-around but did not research historical locations except for a quick look at a 'pioneer' setting. Some good history on the blog and could be a revisit in the future. When in the area, be sure to stop by Detwiler's Market.
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Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmetto,_Florida
Blog ... www.michaelsaunders.com/blog/tably/pioneering-palmetto-fl-a-look-back-at-its-122-year-history/
Detwilers Market ... detwilermarket.com/