Place:Perry, Ohio, United States

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Perry County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Founded on March 1, 1818, it was the 55th county to be formed in Ohio. Portions of Fairfield, Washington and Muskingum Counties were taken to create Perry County. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,058, which is an increase of 5.8% from 34,078 in 2000. Its county seat is New Lexington, and it is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812. One of the poorest counties in the state, this is where the lawsuit challenging Ohio's school funding system, DeRolph v. State, began.

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Date Event Source
1817 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Marriage 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
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 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 8,429
1830 13,970
1840 19,344
1850 20,775
1860 19,678
1870 18,453
1880 28,218
1890 31,151
1900 31,841
1910 35,396
1920 36,098
1930 31,445
1940 31,087
1950 28,999
1960 27,864
1970 27,434
1980 31,032
1990 31,557

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