There are a lot of tales about how Parrish came to exist. However, there is one thing that stays true. A civil war veteran named Major William Iredell Turner was the owner of Oak Hill Plantation and donated his land to a cattle rancher named Crawford Parrish, which gradually became known as Parrish. The community of Parrish dated back to 1870 and was primarily a small business district with a general store, blacksmith’s shop, and railroad depot. In the city of Parrish, there are a lot of exciting and fun places that can be explored, including the Rye Preserve, The Florida Rail Museum, Gatorama, and more!