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Perry is a city in North Florida with a population of 7,000 as of 2010. The county seat of Taylor County, it's named after former governor and Confederate colonel Madison Perry.



The city, which is approximately 50 mi (80 km) southeast of Tallahassee, has had two major, unfortunate events in history. The Perry Race Riot took place in late 1922, during which the white population of the city attacked Perry's black community, bringing about multiple lynchings; and in 1998, a fire at a natural gas plant turned into an explosion, causing the hospitalization of multiple firefighters, the destruction of several houses and vehicles, and evacuation of homes.


The area around the city has a subtropical climate as is typical in northern Florida.

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The city has a public-use airport, the 1 Perry-Foley Airport Perry–Foley Airport on Wikipedia. There is a major airport in Orlando to the southeast.

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Map of Perry (Florida)
  • 1 Econfina River State Park, 4741 Econfina River Road, Lamont, +1 850 922-6007. The park, which is over 3,000 acres in area, includes pine flatwoods, forests, and salt marshes. Picnicking, birding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, etc. are activities here. It's at the mouth of the Econfina River. Econfina River State Park (Q5333328) on Wikidata Econfina River State Park on Wikipedia






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