Perry County

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Perry

Perry County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a naval office in the War of 1812 and won a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie.

 

Created:  November 16, 1820

County Seat: 

Perryville  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Perryville  

 

Location:  15 West Sainte Maries Street / North Jackson Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  J W Gaddis of Vincennes, Indiana

Contractor:  Caldwell and Drake of Columbus, Indiana.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building located on spacious grounds and is 65 feet by 92 feet. At each entrance is a small white colored wood portico on the first story. The center sections rise to peaked gables at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with peaked roof. There are horizontal bands of stone.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1825 at a cost of $1,486.25. The second courthouse was built under the supervision of John R Layton in 1861 at a cost of $8,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $31,819.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Randolph County, Illinois and Jackson County, Illinois

E – Jackson County, Illinois and Union County, Illinois

S – Cape Giradeau County and Bolinger County

W – Madison County and Ste. Genieve County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009