Port Richey Florida – A Place In The Sun

Port Richey Florida – A Place In The Sun.  First a little background. 

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.

Port Richey Florida – A Place In The SunPort Richey Florida - A Place In The Sun


The City of Port Richey was established in 1925, and 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.

The City of New Port Richey had established itself as a city in 1924; which pushed Port Richey into doing so in 1925. The name Port Richey is much older than New Port Richey.

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

Port Richey’s population was estimated to be 44,167 (as of July 2015).  Median resident age is 54.2 years old. Port Richey has restaurants along the Highway 19 area; schools, a county library on Little Road, and easy access to hospitals, and medical facilities in the area.

Port Richey Florida - A Place In The Sun

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

You might like to read about Gracewood in River Ridge.

Toni Weidman, GRI
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Port Richey Florida – A Place In The Sun


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