Perry County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a naval officer during the War of 1812.
Created: March 1, 1818
Somerset 1818 – 1857
New Lexington 1857 – present
County Courthouse – New Lexington
Location: 105 North Main Street / West Brown Street
Built: 1887 – 1888
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect: Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland
Contractor: Hilbert Shaus
Description: The building faces northeast and is a three story brown colored stone structure. The northeast front has a projecting center section with large stone arch and recessed entrance. On the second story are three windows with stone framework. Above is an arched window with a turret rising on each side to a gabled roof. On the front corners are two large square towers with steep roofs. On the south side is another stone arch. On the center of the roof is a high square brick tower with clock and open area at the top, turrets and step roof.
Photos taken 2012