Taylor County, Florida

Taylor County is a county located in the Big Bend region in the northern part of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,570. Its county seat is Perry. Perry has played a significant role in history in many ways. Today it is known for its tree and lumber industry and is known as the Forestry Capital of the South. The city was initially called Rosehead, named for the many wild roses found around the area. Taylor County is nestled in the deepest indention of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can experience the natural coastline, warm tropical climate, relaxing rivers, and small private sandy beaches along the longest undeveloped coastline in Florida.

Visitors can also enjoy a trip to the Forest Capital Museum State Park, honoring the timber industry as well as the unique natural woodlands of Florida. Each October, thousands of visitors flock to the park for the Florida Forest Festival, a tribute to the success of the logging trade in addition to ongoing reforestation projects. On the museum grounds, you’ll also find the Cracker Homestead Interpretive Site, where you can see how early north Florida settlers lived at the turn of the twentieth century.

Other intriguing historical sites in the area include the Old Taylor County Jail (the oldest remaining public building in Taylor County) and the Old Perry Post Office.

Bicycle-Related Businesses

Taylor County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Development
428 N Jefferson Street Perry, FL 32348
(850) 584-5366
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