South Perry
Perry Township
This village was laid out in 1838 by Levi Friend. It is located on section 22, range 19, and contains about 200 inhabitants at the present time. It is here that the first postoffice in the township was established in 1838, through the efforts of Levi Friend, who was appointed first Postmaster.

The first house was built by Ira McCullom; the first blacksmith shop , by John Melhiser, and the first practicing physician was Dr William T Floyd.

The present business of South Perry consists of one general merchandise store, one hotel, two blacksmith shops and one prcaticing physician. There are also two churches and one school house.

South Perry was incorporated in 1849, and Samuel F Strous was elected first Mayor. He filled this position during the existence of the corporation, which was only about three years.

The Odd Fellows hae a lodge here instituted Aug 25, 1869, with the following charter members: William Floyd, Lewis Wagner, Joseph Julien, Joel H Stump, T J Siddons, William Armstrong, A H Wilson and William Steel. The lodge is in a prosperous condition and has about thirty members. Its present officers are: Elisha Marshall, N G, William Steel, V.G.; C.C. Susholtz, Secretary; J R Bushee, Treasurer; T J Siddons, Chap; John Ebert, Guardian, and George Drum, Warden.
Source: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883

Atlas of Hocking Co. Ohio
D.J. Lake, C.E.
Titus, Simmons & Titus
South Perry Business Directory.
Lewis Wagner, Merchant, Dealer in Dry Goods,
Groceries, Clothing, Queensware, Hats, Caps, and Notions.

P.M. Floyd, Justice of the Peace, and Notary Public.

W.E. Loomis, Proprietor of Rock House Grist Mill and Saw Mills.
Custom grinding and sawing done on short notice, and satisfaction guaranteed.
Flour, Feed, and Mill Stuff kept on hand and for sale.

A.H. Wilson, Attorney-at-Law.

Atlas of Hocking Co. Ohio
D.J. Lake, C.E.
Titus, Simmons & Titus
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