Duette, Florida

Duette is an unincorporated community in Manatee County, Florida, United States. State Road 62 intersects with Keentown Road in Duette. The area is home to Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery.

Duette, Florida
Unincorporated area
Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, March 2018
Duette
Location within Manatee County, Florida
Coordinates: 27°35′25″N 82°07′22″W[1]
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyManatee
Established1888
Elevation
121 ft (37 m)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Code
34219
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-18475
GNIS feature ID294750[1]

History

A post office called Duette was established in 1888, and remained in operation until 1907.[2] The community may be named for a Canadian settler.[3]

The annual Duette Cracker Fest, an open-air fair and concert, was held to raise funds for education to prevent the proposed closing of the local one-teacher elementary school by the Manatee County School District.[4] In 2016, it was announced that the school was to be permanently closed after a lack of students and financial reasons.[5] The area is also home to Duette Preserve, the largest preserve in the Manatee county system.[6][7]

See also

Florida portal

References

  1. "Duette". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. October 19, 1979. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  3. Grimes, David (November 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  4. "Duette Cracker Fest: Florida musicians to play concert for Duette Elementary". Bradenton Herald. April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  5. Kruse, Michael. "As Florida's last one-teacher school, Duette Elementary, faces closure, a community must consider its values". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  6. "Duette Preserve". Manatee County, Florida. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  7. "Duette Preserve". Florida Birding. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2014.

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