Place:Perry, Pennsylvania, United States

NamePerry
Alt namesPerrysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.5°N 77.25°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1820 - )
See alsoCumberland, Pennsylvania, 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 U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is one of three counties comprising the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,969. The county seat is Bloomfield, which is sometimes called New Bloomfield. The center of population of Pennsylvania is located in Perry County, in the borough of Duncannon. Green Park, an incorporated village located in northeastern Tyrone Township, serves as Perry County’s midpoint between the Conococheague Mountain in the west and the Susquehanna River to the east.

Perry County, originally part of Cumberland County, was created in 1820 in part because residents did not want to travel over the mountain to Carlisle (the county seat of Cumberland County). Perry County was created on March 22, 1820, and was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812 who had recently died.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed 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 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 Probate 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 11,342
1830 14,261
1840 17,096
1850 20,088
1860 22,793
1870 25,447
1880 27,522
1890 26,276
1900 26,263
1910 24,136
1920 22,875
1930 21,744
1940 23,213
1950 24,782
1960 26,582
1970 28,615
1980 35,718
1990 41,172

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Perry County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.perryco.org/


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