This quaint, Florida community is situated on the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay, offering miles of beautiful waterfront properties. A post office called Palmetto has been in operation since 1868. Samuel Sparks Lamb is considered the “Father of Palmetto,” having surveyed and plotted the city at its outset and donated several plots of land. The city received its name from the palmetto trees near the original town site. Experience “true Florida” as you explore all that Palmetto has to offer.