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Where on the Suncoast is Fordville?

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SARASOTA, Fla. – ABC 7 viewers regularly contact us at the station about what appears to be a misspelling on the traffic maps we show on the air.

The maps, which are labelled by the mapping company to identify various neighborhoods like Lake Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, and Lakewood Ranch, identify the area along Fruitville Road east of I-75 as “Fordville.”

The website Neighborhood Scout shows the area extending from Fruitville Road south to Bee Ridge Road. Fordville also appears on the real estate website Zillow and other websites.

ABC 7 spoke with officials at the public information office for Sarasota County, who say they have no official records for the area called Fordville. They also say that county workers refer to this area as simply Fruitville.

If you have a question about this area, or any area of the county, they would love to hear from you, just give them a call at 861-5000.

My name is Scott.