Port Richey, FL Snapshot

Port Richey, FL SnapshotThe city of Port Richey, FL  has a total of 2.7 square miles, according to the US Census Bureau but seems much larger than that when I’m tooling around. According to the 2000 census there were over 3,700 people living in Port Richey. Port Richey, FL is located on the west coast about 35 miles north of Clearwater, FL and 20 miles north of Tarpon Springs, FL

Port Richey, FL  Snapshot

How it all got started. In 1883, Aaron M. Richey arrived from Missouri and settled near the mouth of the Pithlachascotee River, later called Richey Point. Aaron needed a dock to moor his schooner so he purchased a small piece of riverfront property from a member of the pioneer Clark family and immediately named that piece of property “Port Richey.”

Mail was being carried from Brooksville to Anclote by horseback. He   decided to establish a post office and  name it the “Port Richey Post Office.” And chose himself to act as the first postmaster and also operated a small general store on Richey Point.

The City of Port Richey was established in 1925.  It currently resides at 6333 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL 34668 and is open M-F 8 am-4 pm.

Susan Clark served on the first City Council which very forward-thinking of the City to have a woman on Council in 1925.

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash owned a home along the Pithlachascotee River from 1979 (inherited from Maybelle Carter) to 2002.

Much of Port Richey is along the waterfront and there are some charming pocket parks there.

Toni Weidman, GRI

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Port Richey, FL Snapshot

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.