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Ellenton

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Ellenton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,142 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryThe oldest structure in Ellenton is the Gamble Plantation, which was built between 1845 and 1850 by Major Robert Gamble. Originally a sugar plantation worked by slaves, the antebellum mansion fell into disrepair after the Civil War. Major George Patten and his wife, Mary, purchased the property in 1870 and named the area Ellenton after his daughter Ellen. In 1881, the United States government designated Ellenton as an official post office site.IndustryJanuary 2012 - Feld Entertainment purchased the Palmetto Corporate Center, a former Siemens Corp. complex here and plans to move most of its various operations and its world headquarters there over a five-year period starting with its worldwide production center.1900 - Fuller's Earth Plant mined clay to be used as bleaching agent and as an absorbent for oil and fat.1850s to present - Agriculture was important industry, starting with sugarcane from Gamble Plantation. This was harvested through slave labor up until the Civil War. Vegetables farms and citrus groves are also important industries in Ellenton.
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