Perry Travel Guide

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Perry Overview

Perry is a town of about 7000 (up 3% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 19, 27, 98, and 221 in Taylor County in Northern Florida. Perry was established in the mid-1800s and was originally named Rosehead possibly after the native roses growing in the area. In 1875 the towns name was changed to Perrytown after Madison Starke Perry, the fourth governor of the state of Florida and a Colonel in the Confederate Army. Later the "town" part was dropped and the town has been called Perry since then. Perry is the county seat of Taylor County. Taylor County was established in 1856 and was named after President Zachary Taylor.

Perry has a nice historic district with several buildings of historic and/or architectural interest. Perry has three individual locations listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Perry has a state park and a nice museum. Perry, and Taylor County, was designated the "Tree Capitol of the South" in 1965 and the Forest Capital Museum State Park celebrates that designation.