Perry is a city in Taylor County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureauis 7,017. It is the county seat of Taylor County.The city's web site states that the city was named for Madison Stark Perry, fourth Governor of the State of Florida and a Confederate States Army colonel during the American Civil War.
Location in Taylor County and the state of Florida
Perry is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24 km2), all land.
It is about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Tallahassee.
The Perry Race Riot occurred in Perry on 14 and 15 December 1922, during which whites burned Charles Wright at the stake and attacked the black community of Perry after the murder of a white schoolteacher. On the day following Wright's lynching two more black men were shot and hanged; whites then burned the town's black school,Masonic lodge, church, amusement hall, and several families' homes.
Students are served by the Taylor County School System. For the 2007 - 2008 school year the Florida Department of Education gave the District a "B" grade, with each of its four schools earning a "B" as well. This was due to the fact that the school board changed their academic standards to be lower so it appeared that they were a better school. District Website
Taylor County High School, Home of the Bulldogs the 1997-1998 Class 3A State Champions. In 2010 the Bulldogs completed an undefeated football season going 10-0, claiming the district championship.