A post office called Tallevast has been in operation since 1919. The community was named for the Tallevast brothers, businessmen in the turpentine industry.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tallevast, Florida
- "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Paschal, Guy (December 9, 1962). "Sheriff sets death limit". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. 6. Retrieved November 1, 2015.