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, a Super-Two highway. 
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.
Business activity in Perry County is primarily manufacturing-based with activities focused in industries including automotive, aerospace, filtration and woodworking/furniture. Corporations from around the world (including Germany, Great Britain and Japan) have located their businesses in Perry County. The county’s largest employer, ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, currently employs more than 900.
As rural community, the Perry County’s leaders have established partnerships to initiate a progressive corporate attitude and sophisticated infrastructure typically found in larger metropolitan areas. The community features industrial park sites (two of which are designated as shovel ready by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation), advanced communications technology, low overall operating costs, superior quality of life and favorable business climate that have served to attract companies of various sizes to its business ranks.
The county’s primary economic development organization, the Perry County Development Corporation, has worked to further enhance the business climate by assisting companies with a variety of activities including new facilities, expansion projects and training opportunities. For one project, the corporation coordinated a six-month site preparation project that included moving 1.4 million cubic yards of dirt.
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.
Quality of life has been determined to be one of the county’s greatest features for residents. An abundance of rural hospitality is balanced with outdoor recreation, specialized shopping experiences, peaceful neighborhoods, unique dining experiences, a low crime rate and an abundance of history. These features were documented in the 2010 release of '“The Art of Living”' (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). This documentary film has also appeared on Evansville, Indiana’s PBS station, WNIN.
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.