Fort Ogden, Arcadia and Ziba King The Florida Cattle Baron

by Mike Miller
(Mount Dora, Florida)

Ziba King

Ziba King

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Jul 25, 2021
Kings highway
by: Anonymous

Mike, thanks for the reply. Yes, that was always my thought too, but Ziba King’s cow path ran north into what used to be known as ‘Pine Level’, about 20 miles north into Manatee from King Highway's current terminus in Port Charlotte.

Ziba owned over 50k cattle at his height so I imagine that cattle trail was really something back in the day.

Here's a link with a little more info.

https://www.yoursun.com/centennial/which-major-local-road-was-originally-a-cattle-trail/article_472f93e4-f390-11ea-9f3d-ff0538800bd9.html

Mike say: Thanks for the link. It doesn't work me because I am not a subscriber to the newspaper, but I get the idea. Great information!!

Jul 24, 2021
Great story
by: T Cuevas


Just came from another page on the history of Ziba King. I'm from Port Charlotte and love learning the history here. I had no idea he was the namesake for Kings Highway.

Here's a link to more SW Florida history if anyone is interested.

http://www.lindseywilliams.org/index.htm

Mike says: I did not know King's Highway was named after Ziba. In some parts of the state it references either the King of England or the King of Spain.

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