Parrish, Florida

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Parrish is an unincorporated community in Manatee County, Florida, United States. It is located near the intersection of US 301 and State Road 62.

Parrish is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Parrish is located at 27°35′14″N 82°25′31″W / 27.5872°N 82.4253°W / 27.5872; -82.4253Coordinates: 27°35′14″N 82°25′31″W / 27.5872°N 82.4253°W / 27.5872; -82.4253 (27.5872, −82.4253).[1]

History[edit]

A post office named Parish was established in 1879, and the name was changed to Parrish in 1950.[2] The community was named for Crawford Parrish, a rancher and original owner of the town site.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Grimes, David (Nov 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Florida Railroad Museum". frrm.org. 

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