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Parrish, Florida

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

Parrish, Florida
Unincorporated Community
Parrish, Florida is located in Florida
Parrish, Florida
Parrish, Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°35′15″N 82°25′30″W / 27.58750°N 82.42500°W / 27.58750; -82.42500Coordinates: 27°35′15″N 82°25′30″W / 27.58750°N 82.42500°W / 27.58750; -82.42500[1]
CountryUnited States
43 ft (13 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-55275[2]
GNIS feature ID288540[1]

Parrish is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office named Parish was established in 1879, and the name was changed to Parrish in 1950.[3] 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.[4]

Parrish contains the Florida Railroad Museum, which operates weekend passenger rides round trip from Parrish north about 6 miles to Willow.[5]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2016". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Manatee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Grimes, David (November 23, 1979). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 3B. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Florida Railroad Museum".

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