Perky, Florida

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Perky, Florida
Ghost town
Historic remains of the bat tower in Perky, FL.
Historic remains of the bat tower in Perky, FL.
Coordinates: 25°44′49″N 80°56′24″W / 25.747°N 80.94°W / 25.747; -80.94
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Monroe
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Perky is a ghost town in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It is located in the lower Florida Keys on Lower Sugarloaf Key near mile marker 17 on US 1 (the Overseas Highway).

A post office called Perky was established in 1929, and remained in operation until 1942.[1] The town was named for its founder, R. C. Perky.[2]

It is the site of the historic Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower built by Richter Clyde Perky in 1929. The tower remains, and the original fishcamp is now a restaurant and lodge.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 24°38′56″N 81°34′19″W / 24.649°N 81.572°W / 24.649; -81.572 with an elevation of 0 feet (0 m).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Florida woman shot; robbed of $500,000 Gems". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Oct 11, 1929. p. 1. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Perky, FL Community Profile

Coordinates: 24°38′56″N 81°34′19″W / 24.649°N 81.572°W / 24.649; -81.572