Perry, Florida 2024

perry,FloridaPerry is a city in Taylor County, Florida, USA. The population was 7,175 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Taylor County.

Perry is known as the "Steinhatchee River City." Steinhatchee is also the name of a nearby river that flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Perry' We are located in the central part of the state, about 30 miles south of the Big Bend region. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was over 7,000 people.

Perry was established in the late 1800s as a small hunting and fishing village. The community grew rapidly during the 1860s when it became a commercial center for cotton farmers in the surrounding area. Its location at the crossroads of two important railroad lines contributed to its growth. In 1870, the first post office was established in Perry, and the city was formally recognized as "Perry" in 1872. In 1881, the Florida Legislature voted to make Perry the county seat of Taylor County. As of 2022, the mayor is B. J. DeSue.

Forest Capital Museum State Park is located in Perry, which is home to the historic, Two-Story Cookhouse.

Perry is home to many wonderful restaurants. The most popular are Florida Shrimping Company, Kairos, Mango'sRaw Bar, Oscar's Fine Food and Spirits, Moe's BBQ, Red's Wicked Crab, and Pat's Sams Southern Style BBQ.

Perry is surrounded by many natural springs such as the Fenholloway River State Park, Madison Blue Spring, and Twin Rivers Springs. It is a peaceful and tranquil place for both locals and travelers.

There has been one high school in Perry since 1914; it was first called Taylor County High School, then changed to Perry-Taylor County High School, and eventually became Taylor County High School. From 1960 to 1961, the high school became integrated, and it is said that its integration was one of the most peaceful in the state.

Many businesses in the area have remained open over the years, including Perry Pipe Fittings, M & M Mars PA, and Doctors' Memorial Hospital. In recent years, The Quality Bakery, Myers' Home Store, and McDonald's have all closed.

Every year, in Early April, the community hosts the annual Florida Forest Festival, which features family activities, live music, a car show, a parade, and a logging competition. It is one of the most popular festivals of the year in the state.