Place:Perry, Indiana, United States

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NamePerry
Alt namesPerrysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.1°N 86.583°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1814 - )
See alsoKnox, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Perry County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 19,338. The county seat is Tell City. It is the hilliest county as well as one of the most forested counties of in Indiana as it features more than of Hoosier National Forest. The Ohio River Scenic Byway along Indiana State Road 66 runs along the southern border of the county while Interstate 64 traverses the northern portion of the county. Connecting the two is Indiana State Road 37. [1]

The county features three incorporated communities: Tell City (2009 population 7,473), Cannelton (2009 population 1,130) and Troy (2009 population 379). Each is located in Troy Township which is situated along the south western corner of the county.

Coordinated efforts with County officials led to the acquisition of an abandoned rail line that has since been reactivated as the County-owned Hoosier Southern Rail Road. Managed by the Perry County Port Authority, the short-line rail road connects the Perry County River Port with the Norfolk Southern Rail Road.

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History

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Perry County was formed on November 1, 1814 (two years before the State of Indiana was admitted to the Union) from Warrick County. It was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who defeated the British squadron in the decisive Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. The Ohio River made Perry County a focal point and settlers were drawn here due to plentiful supplies of natural resources and the area's scenic beauty.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1813 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 2,330
1830 3,369
1840 4,655
1850 7,268
1860 11,847
1870 14,801
1880 16,997
1890 18,240
1900 18,778
1910 18,078
1920 16,692
1930 16,625
1940 17,770
1950 17,367
1960 17,232
1970 19,075
1980 19,346
1990 19,107

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External links

www.usroots.com/~jmurphy/perry/perry.htm


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