Parrish, Florida

Parrish is an unincorporated community in northwestern Manatee County, Florida, United States.[3]

Parrish, Florida
Unincorporated community
Parrish
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
StateFlorida
CountyManatee
Named forCrawford Parrish
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
34219
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-55275[2]
GNIS feature ID288540[1]

The community is located near the intersection of U.S. 301 and State Road 62 and is part of the North PortSarasotaBradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Parrish contains the Florida Railroad Museum, which operates weekend passenger rides round trip from Parrish about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast to Willow.[4]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Parrish, Florida, 1991-2020 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 71.8
(22.1)
74.3
(23.5)
77.4
(25.2)
81.7
(27.6)
86.6
(30.3)
89.2
(31.8)
90.0
(32.2)
90.0
(32.2)
88.4
(31.3)
84.1
(28.9)
78.2
(25.7)
74.0
(23.3)
82.1
(27.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 61.1
(16.2)
63.4
(17.4)
66.9
(19.4)
71.8
(22.1)
76.9
(24.9)
80.9
(27.2)
82.1
(27.8)
82.3
(27.9)
80.9
(27.2)
75.6
(24.2)
68.4
(20.2)
63.8
(17.7)
72.8
(22.7)
Average low °F (°C) 50.4
(10.2)
52.6
(11.4)
56.4
(13.6)
61.9
(16.6)
67.2
(19.6)
72.6
(22.6)
74.2
(23.4)
74.5
(23.6)
73.4
(23.0)
67.1
(19.5)
58.5
(14.7)
53.5
(11.9)
63.5
(17.5)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.04
(77)
2.14
(54)
2.77
(70)
3.16
(80)
3.05
(77)
8.33
(212)
7.92
(201)
8.99
(228)
8.34
(212)
2.61
(66)
1.69
(43)
2.39
(61)
54.43
(1,383)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6.0 5.1 6.2 4.8 5.1 12.7 15.9 15.6 12.8 5.9 3.9 5.7 99.7
Source: NOAA[5][6]

HistoryEdit

Originally, the community was founded by William Iredell Turner who owned a plantation in the area prior to the Civil War.[7] Soon afterwards, a small community was formed around the plantation.

The community was named for Crawford Parrish of Georgia along with his wife Mary Bratcher Vanzant. Shortly after he married her in 1841, Crawford moved south to Florida, on the banks of the Suwannee River, having slave labor on his plantation. In 1867, they sold their land and decided to move to present day Parrish which was, at the time referred to as Oak Hill. Crawford was a rancher and orange farmer. The Parish Post Office was established in 1879, effectively changing the spelling of the town’s name, until 1950 when the spelling was officially changed back to Parrish.[8]

Compiled in the late 1930s and first published in 1939, the Florida guide listed Parrish's population as 721 and described it as "a citrus-fruit and vegetable shipping center".[9]

See alsoEdit

  Florida portal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2016". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Parrish
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Florida Railroad Museum". frrm.org.
  5. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "Summary of Monthly Normals 1991-2020". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  7. ^ O'DONNELL, CHRISTOPHER. "Old Florida in Parrish". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Grimes, David (November 23, 1978). "The Legends Behind Manatee Names". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1947). Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. p. 392. ISBN 9781595342089.

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