Love ItLove It

View From the Gamble Mansion

Robert Gamble came to Manatee County Florida in 1844 and built his large plantation in Ellenton/ Palmetto with slave labor over 4-5 years. The sugar plantation grew to 3500 acres including a dock right on the Manatee River for shipping out sugar and molasses to New Orleans. At its peak they think there were 200 slaves working the land. Below is a view from the second floor porches looking through the tabby (homemade concrete) columns. The plantation is now a state park and houses are maintained by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and they hold gatherings at the house in full period dress.


What do you think?


Written by JessButtery

Story MakerYears Of MembershipContent Author


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply