Lorraine is an unincorporated area located in Manatee County, Florida.

Lorraine, Florida
Unincorporated area
Lorraine is located in Manatee County
Location within Manatee County, Florida
Coordinates: 27°25′55″N 82°23′43″W / 27.43194°N 82.39528°W / 27.43194; -82.39528[1]
CountryUnited States
39 ft (12 m)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Zip code
34202, 34211
Area code941
FIPS code12-41310
GNIS feature ID294840[1]



The small company town of Lorraine was established by the Lorraine Turpentine Company. Both were created in 1915 by Tampa financier G.A. McLeod. The company became a public corporation in 1916. Both company and town were likely named after the region of Lorraine in France, which dominated national news during this time. A nearby community where the Lorraine Turpentine Company also operated is similarly named Alsace. In addition to being home to a turpentine mill, Lorraine was also the location of a saw mill owned by Schroeder Mill & Timber Company.[2]

By the mid-1920s, the turpentine industry in the area began drying up and The Lorraine Turpentine Company lost the land in a government seizure due to their indebtedness. A significant area of Lorraine remained in the ownership of Schroeder Mill & Timber Company. In 1926, Lorraine Farms, a community of multi-acre farmable plots was platted at Lorraine.[3]

Since the 1990s, Lorraine has been considered part of greater Lakewood Ranch, a planned community located on former Shroeder-Manatee Ranch land.


  1. ^ a b "Lorraine". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. October 19, 1979. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bradentown Evening Journal Archives, Jan 26, 1916, p. 1". NewspaperArchive.com. January 26, 1916. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lorraine Farms".