Perry is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States, along the North Raccoon River. The population was 7,702 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Formerly a major railroad junction, Perry is home to the Historic Hotel Pattee, with themed rooms including many related to the railroad.
Visit the Hometown Perry site which contains thousands of pictures of residents and buildings.
The Perry article from the 1879 History of Dallas County describes the town's first ten years.
The town cemetery is Violet Hill Cemetery and this site has contact information for the recordkeeper along with a list of known burials.