Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 is the 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.

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"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."

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August 2011

DayPlace
1Murray County, Georgia
2Jones County, Iowa
3Marion County, Georgia
4Potter County, Texas
5Holmes County, Ohio
6Wood County, Ohio
7Belknap County, New Hampshire
8Cook County, Minnesota
9Douglas County, Nebraska
10Ohio County, West Virginia
11Wolfe County, Kentucky
12Los Alamos County, New Mexico
13Carbon County, Utah
14Pendleton County, West Virginia
15Houston County, Texas
16Neshoba County, Mississippi
17Allen County, Ohio
18Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska
19Jackson County, Illinois
20Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri
21Hunterdon County, New Jersey
22Rensselaer County, New York
23Pierce County, North Dakota
24Ross County, Ohio
25Las Animas County, Colorado
26Rooks County, Kansas
27Christian County, Missouri
28Oscoda County, Michigan
29Newton County, Indiana
30Carbon County, Pennsylvania
31Sarasota County, Florida

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Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010