Manatee County Historical Records Library

Located in a 1918 Carnegie Library, the Manatee County Historical Records Library, offers researchers governmental records dating back to 1855. Deed books, marriage licenses, probate files, court records, County Commission minute books, aerial maps, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, historic maps, plat maps, tax cards, general directories, school yearbooks, school attendance records, voter registration books, and soldiers and sailors discharge books are some of the items that are available to researchers. In addition, the library houses the Herb Loomis Manatee County Postcard Collection.


Research Requests

Contact: Jonathan Torkos -

Location: 1405 Fourth Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Contact Manatee County Historical Records Library
Fax: 941-708-5926
Supervisor: Phaedra Dolan
Supervisor Title: Director of Historical Resources
Mailing Address
Attn: Manatee County Historical Records Library
1405 4th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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