MYAKKA CITY HISTORY
Myakka City gets its name from the Mayaca Indian Tribe in Port Mayaca on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. Mayaca was the name the Spanish gave the Native American tribe dating back to the 1560s. Myakka was finally settled in 1850 by a party of cattlemen. There are a few different spellings for Myakka, including Mayaca and Miakka. Miakka was claimed due to what some folks say was because of the poor handwriting by the cattleman who sent in the request to settle the land.
After settling in Myakka, a post office, schools and a church were built. You can still visit the school house in Old Myakka which was a built back in 1916. Families were brought together and a community was formed. To this day, there is still a small town feel and a great sense of community.
Myakka City is in Manatee County in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area. No big city as the name may sound; Myakka is a vast area of cattle ranches, citrus groves, forests, rivers and streams. We even have our own winery, Fiorelli Vineyards. The land is beautiful and fertile. Most of Myakka’s business comes from cattle, farming and oranges. We do have the best oranges in the country!
Whether you live in or visit Myakka City, you will quickly realize how gorgeous it is. Taking a ride down one of the country roads will provide for a scenic landscape. You’ll see cattle farms, horses and folks just relaxing on their front porches. You can enjoy some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets out here too.