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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.
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. The town was named for its founder, R. C. Perky.

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

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).

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


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