Tree Capital of the South

Perry is proudly recognized as the Tree Capital of the South cozily nestled along Florida’s Nature Coast.  We are a family friendly community in which to raise your children, work, or simply to stop by and visit.  Our historic downtown is lined with friendly home town shops and features our recently restored steam locomotive era train station.  Perry is a full-service, low cost place to call home.  The City has been honored to receive the highest national financial reporting award for twenty years in a row.  Our taxes are lower than over 170 other cities in Florida.  We have a variety of festivals throughout the year highlighted by the Florida Forest Festival which includes the “World’s Largest Free Fish Fry.”  Some of the finest fresh and saltwater fishing (including scalloping) is centered here.  Hunters come from all over to experience prime Nature Coast hunting.  Many freshwater springs, including the world’s largest, are just minutes away.  The area’s economy is diverse with both manufacturing and agricultural employment opportunities.  Our state of the art hospital recently opened a multi-million dollar medical arts facility.  We welcome you to learn more, come visit, and experience family friendly Perry!

Perry, Florida was first called Rosehead.  It is not known how this name was chosen.  In 1875 the name was changed to Perrytown after Madison Stark Perry, Florida’s fourth Governor.  Later the “town” was dropped and the name became Perry.

The City of Perry is the only incorporated city in Taylor County, Florida.  It was incorporated in 1903 and adopted its City Charter on May 12, 1981.  The City’s population as of 2010 was estimated to be 7,017. (U. S. Census Bureau)

The City of Perry is located within Florida’s Nature Coast area approximately 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee, Florida.

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