Introduction to Perry, Florida
The city of Perry holds a seat on Taylor county. The town was named in honor of Edward A. Perry, a General in the American Civil War and also the fourteenth Governor of Florida. Taylor county was founded in the year 1856, and was named in honor of Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president of the United States who served as president from 1849 to 1851. The community of Perry is home to the Forest Capital State Museum.
Perry and Nearby Attractions
- Fanning Springs State Park.
- Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center.
- Peacock Springs State Park.
- Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science.
- Alfred B Maclay State Gardens.
- Knott House Museum.
Things To Do In Perry
The museums in the area include the Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. Other notable locations in the community include Forest Capital State Museum, Dekle Beach and Hodges Park. Taylor Square Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the community. The Springhill Church is nearby. The Taylor County Public Library is also in the area. The community hosts the Florida Forest Festival in the month of October.
The closest airport to the city is the Valdosta Regional Airport.
Perry Higher Education
Higher education in the area includes Taylor Technical Institute, the Albany State University, Florida State University and Santa Fe Community College.