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Parrish, Florida
Unincorporated Community
Parrish
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34219
Area code(s) 941
Website www.parrishflorida.com

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

Parrish is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

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).

History

A post office named Parish was established in 1879, and the name was changed to Parrish in 1950. The community was named and established by Crawford Parrish, who was from Georgia and his wife Mary Bratcher Vanzant who was born in 1841. After they were married and after the Civil War they moved south to what is now known originally as the Suwanee River and bought land and had slaves work there. In 1867 they sold the land and decided to move to the Manatee River. He had stayed for several years and built a home on the banks of the river in what is now Oak Hill (unknown location). He was a rancher and later an orange grower. Also, he was the founder of the original town site.

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


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