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.

 

Created:  March 22 1820 

County Seat:

Landisburg         1820 – 1824

New Bloomfield  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Bloomfield

 

Location:  25 West Main Street / North Carlisle Street

Built:  1826 – 1827

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Jacob Bishop

Contractor:  John Rice

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. James M Duncan designed the cupola. The building was remodeled in 1868. The architect was Luther M Simons. An annex was constructed at the rear of the building in 1892.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Juanita County and Snyder County

E – Northumberland County and Dauphin County

S – Cumberland County

W – Franklin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2015