Sunset Over Whiskey River-Port Richey

Sunset Over Whiskey River-Port Richey

Port Richey, Florida in Pasco County is a west coast town sitting on the Gulf of Mexico. In 1883, Aaron Richey from Missouri, established Port Richey at the mouth of the Pithlachascotee River; and opened a post office in 1884.

Sunset Over Whiskey River-Port Richey

Further back in 1863, Capt. Leroy Leslie and Mr. David Hope sold salt from the salt springs just northwest of  Port Richey. Salt was $10/bushel. Salt Springs is now a park for all of us to enjoy.

Sunset Over Whiskey River-Port Richey


I took this photo from the deck of Catches Restaurant, looking west to capture the sunset. You can see the restaurant Whiskey River across the water. Whiskey River Sports Bar and Grill is a great place to eat; Catches Waterfront Grille too. Don’t miss them if you’re here visiting. (Update 3/18: Whiskey River has closed down.)

Catches is directly off US 19; and Whiskey River is on Limestone Road which runs off US 19. In Port Richey, FL, of course.

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We enjoy our days that end with the most wonderful sunsets and I’m sure Mr. Richey, Mr. Leslie and Mr. Hope enjoyed many beautiful sunsets in their days in Port Richey, FL.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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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.