About This Place
Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,021 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,294.
In 1883, Aaron M. Richey arrived from St. Joseph, Missouri, and settled near the mouth of the Pithlachascotee River. He established a post office in his home on July 9, 1884.
Port Richey was incorporated as a municipality in 1925, in response to the incorporation of New Port Richey the previous year. A woman, Susan Clark, served on the first Port Richey city council. The name Port Richey is older than the name New Port Richey, as the post offices were established in 1884 and 1915, respectively.