Ellenton is located in Manatee County, nestled on the banks of the Manatee River. The little community of Ellenton is home to many styles of rental properties, many located in waterfront communities. Ellenton is just minutes away from Bradenton and Sarasota and the beach communities of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key are just a short drive away. Ellenton’s central location makes it ideal for those who want to be close to the amenities offered by medium sized cities like Sarasota and Bradenton, while maintaining the quiet, calm atmosphere of a small town.
Ellenton is home to the Gamble Plantation House. It was once an extensive sugar plantation, and today it is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. It is also the only Confederate memorial in the entire state of Florida. Covering over 3500 acres, this sugar plantation was built in the mid-1800s, and features a collection of antebellum furniture and a farmhouse dating back to the 1890s. The Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation State Historic Site serves as a memorial to a way of life and an Economic system that existed before the Civil War.
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