Braden Castle

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This mid-1800s castle-like structure, now protected ruins, has had a long history of being haunted due to its years as a dilapidated, abandoned building. One amusing story centers on three men who set to explore the haunted site. They went through some harrowing scares before they were brave enough to accost the “ghost” — a neighbor’s billy goat who was using the place as a hideout.

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Geographic Information

Address:
45 Braden Castle Dr
Bradenton, FL
United States

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GPS:
27.500192617907263, -82.53005772826327
County:
Manatee County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Ellenton, FL (1.5 mi.)
Samoset, FL (2.2 mi.)
West Samoset, FL (2.7 mi.)
Bradenton, FL (2.7 mi.)
Palmetto, FL (3.0 mi.)
Memphis, FL (3.1 mi.)
South Bradenton, FL (4.1 mi.)
West Bradenton, FL (5.1 mi.)
Bayshore Gardens, FL (6.4 mi.)
Whitfield, FL (6.5 mi.)

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