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Longboat Key is divided in half with the Northern portion of the key being in Manatee County and the Southern portion being in Sarasota County.

About Longboat Key

The beach draws them here - the tourists, the retirees and those seeking a piece of paradise. But for many Longboat residents, after they settle in, the beach becomes a secondary amenity to all the other recreational opportunities within a sea shell's throw. If you get bored on Longboat Key, there's no excuse. In fact, we know a long list of so-called retired Longboaters who are busier now than when they pursued their careers.

Statistics & Facts

The population of Longboat Key is approximately 5,937.

The amount of land area in Longboat Key is 12.743 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 31.472 sq kilometers.
The distance from Longboat Key to Washington DC is 862 miles. The distance to the Florida state capital is 234 miles. (as the crow flies)
Longboat Key is positioned 27.38 degrees north of the equator and 82.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Longboat Key history:

Explorer, Hernando DeSoto and his scout, Juan Anasco, came through here in 1539, using their "longboat" as it went through the north pass. Much later, in 1891, Thomas Mann settled here on the north end receiving a homestead grant of 144 acres. One of his sons also received a grant of 144 acres on the south side. The incorporation date of Longboat Key: November 14, 1955.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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