Perry County

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Perry County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a Commodore in the United States navy and who defeated the British in the decisive Battle of Lake Erie in 1813.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Washington County

E – Jefferson County and Franklin County

S – Jackson County

W – Randolph County


Created:  February 28, 1839                                                      Map of Illinois highlighting Perry County

County Seat:

Pinckneyville  1839 – present


County Courthouse – Pinckneyville


Location:  1 Public Square / Main Street

Built:  1849 – 1850

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Daniel W Norris

Contractor:  Daniel W Norris


Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pinckneyville. The east and west wings extend from the main building and have peaked roofs. The recessed center section has two doorways each framed with stone. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was enlarged in 1877. The architect was John Chapman and the contractor was William Wilson.. The building was remodeled in 1939 and 1940 to the Moderne style under the Work Projects Administration. The architect was S Thompson of Carbondale and the contractor was Edward F Bartels Construction Company. The building was further remodeled in 1993 and 1994.


County Administration – Pinckneyville




Location:  3764 Route 127 South / Cottontail Road

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located south of the center of Pinckneyville.




County Courthouse - Pinckneyville



















Construction contract 1939

Photos taken 2008 and 2012