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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 is Sarasota County in Florida.
"Sarasota County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimate for the county was 372,057. Its county seat is Sarasota, Florida.
"Sarasota County is a member of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, which plans for state roads in the two-county area. It also is part of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.
"Sarasota County was created in 1921. After acquisition by the United States as a territory and once Florida obtained state status, the area now included in the county had been governed by Hillsborough County, then Manatee County as the state was divided into smaller and smaller governmental organization. Manatee County was carved up to allow the creation of three more counties as well.
"Although the name was associated with the area from the beginning of European contacts the origin of the name, Sarasota, is unknown. It may be named for a word in the indigenous Calusa language, whose meaning may be Point of Rocks or Place of the Dance. Some believe a fanciful story created for a popular early twentieth-century pageant held in Sarasota, that it was named after the daughter of famous explorer Hernando de Soto's daughter Sara.
"According to the Florida League of Cities FLC, the name first appeared in print as "Zarazote" on a 1763 land grant map.
"According to "Dr. Beach" Stephen Leatherman, and Charles Groom, Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota County is the #1 best beach in the United States of 2011."
Source: Sarasota County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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|1||Murray County, Georgia|
|2||Jones County, Iowa|
|3||Marion County, Georgia|
|4||Potter County, Texas|
|5||Holmes County, Ohio|
|6||Wood County, Ohio|
|7||Belknap County, New Hampshire|
|8||Cook County, Minnesota|
|9||Douglas County, Nebraska|
|10||Ohio County, West Virginia|
|11||Wolfe County, Kentucky|
|12||Los Alamos County, New Mexico|
|13||Carbon County, Utah|
|14||Pendleton County, West Virginia|
|15||Houston County, Texas|
|16||Neshoba County, Mississippi|
|17||Allen County, Ohio|
|18||Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska|
|19||Jackson County, Illinois|
|20||Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri|
|21||Hunterdon County, New Jersey|
|22||Rensselaer County, New York|
|23||Pierce County, North Dakota|
|24||Ross County, Ohio|
|25||Las Animas County, Colorado|
|26||Rooks County, Kansas|
|27||Christian County, Missouri|
|28||Oscoda County, Michigan|
|29||Newton County, Indiana|
|30||Carbon County, Pennsylvania|
|31||Sarasota County, Florida|
|1||Kanabec County, Minnesota|
|2||Hauser Cemetery, Union Township, Hardin County, Iowa|
|3||Pleasant View Cemetery, Monroe Township, Butler County, Iowa|
|4||Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska|
|5||Bethel Cemetery, Shoal Creek Township, Bond County, Illinois|
|6||Georgia Cemetery, Township 11, Benton County, Arkansas|
|7||Simmons Cemetery, Supervisor District 5, Pike County, Mississippi|
|8||Oneal Cemetery, Lampasas County, Texas|
|9||Sheldahl Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Polk County, Iowa|
|10||Simmons Cemetery, Supervisor District 5, Pike County, Mississippi|
|11||Bishop Cemetery, Lee County, Virginia|
|12||Mount Zion Cemetery, Green Township, Fremont County, Iowa|
|13||Bratt Cemetery, Malone Township, Tazewell County, Illinois|
|14||Family Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Plymouth County, Iowa|
|15||Elisha Thornhill Cemetery, Supervisor District 5, Walthall County, Mississippi|
|16||Bethel Grove Cemetery, Iowa Township, Marshall County, Iowa|
|17||Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham City, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|
|18||Ponteon San Isidro Labrador Cemetery, DeWitt County, Texas|
|19||Simmons Cemetery, Supervisor District 5, Pike County, Mississippi|
|20||Old Apostolic Cemetery, Fountain Creek Township, Iroquois County, Illinois|
|21||Casey Cemetery, Gasconade Township, Laclede County, Missouri|
|22||Lagrange Cemetery, Wyoming County, New York|
|23||Pleasant View Cemetery, Sunset Beach, Shallotte Township, Brunswick County, North Carolina|
|24||Ben's Branch Cemetery, Polk Township, Newton County, Arkansas|
|25||Saint Matthews Cemetery, Tipton County, Tennessee|
|26||Center Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama|
|27||Allen Cemetery, Supervisor District 5, Pike County, Mississippi|
|28||Saint John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Bluffton, Otter Tail County, Minnesota|
|29||Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Beaver County, Oklahoma|
|30||Berea Christian Cemetery, Mosquito Township, Christian County, Illinois|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010