Captain C.H. Davis founded Wimauma in 1902. The town site was located on a 55-mile railroad route from Durant to Manatee County and into Sarasota. Wimauma, a farm based community, has 6,500 year-round residents, and increases with the farming seasons to 11,000+. Wimauma is truly special because of the vast diversity of its residents and businesses. There are ‘bodegas and cantinas’ along with bakeries, small businesses and several schools. There are three farmworker missions that support and meet the needs of the migrant community. Wimauma is also home to the Wimauma Church of God Camp Meeting and Convention Center, drawing hundreds of visitors to Wimauma.