Parrish, Florida

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Parrish, Florida
Unincorporated Community
Parrish, Florida is located in Florida
Parrish, Florida
Parrish, Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°35′15″N 82°25′30″W / 27.58750°N 82.42500°W / 27.58750; -82.42500Coordinates: 27°35′15″N 82°25′30″W / 27.58750°N 82.42500°W / 27.58750; -82.42500[1]
CountryUnited States
Founded byWilliam Iredell Turner
Named forCrawford Parrish
43 ft (13 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-55275[2]
GNIS feature ID288540[1]

Parrish is an unincorporated community in northwestern Manatee County, Florida, United States.[3]


The community is located near the intersection of U.S. 301 and State Road 62 and is part of the North PortSarasotaBradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Parrish contains the Florida Railroad Museum, which operates weekend passenger rides round trip from Parrish about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast to Willow.[4]


Parrish Post Office, January 2019

Originally, the community was founded by William Iredell Turner who owned a plantation in the area prior to the Civil War. Soon afterwards, a small community was formed around the plantation.

The community was named for Crawford Parrish of Georgia along with his wife Mary Bratcher Vanzant. Shortly after he married her in 1841, Crawford moved south to the Florida on the banks of the Suwanee River having slave labor on his plantation. In 1867, they sold their land and decided to move to present day Parrish which was, at the time referred to as Oak Hill. Crowford was a rancher along with being an orange farmer as well. A post office was established in 1879 changing the name to Parish which remained in place until 1950 before finally being changed to Parrish.[5]

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2016". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Parrish
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Florida Railroad Museum".
  5. ^ Grimes, David (November 23, 1978). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Retrieved June 6, 2015.

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