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Courthouse

Perry County Courthouse
New Lexington, Ohio, 1920

Perry County

Founded on December 26, 1817, Perry county was the 55th county to be formed in Ohio. Portions of Fairfield, Washington and Muskingum Counties were taken to create Perry County. Its county seat is New Lexington. Perry county was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.

Another noted city in the county is Somerset, where the first Catholic church in the state was built in 1808.

Municipalities
Corning
Crooksville
Glenford
Hemlock
Junction City
New Lexington
New Straitsville
Rendville
Roseville
Shawnee
Somerset
Thornville

Townships
Bearfield
Clayton
Coal
Harrison
Hopewell
Jackson
Madison
Monday Creek
Monroe
Pike
Pleasant
Reading
Salt Lick
Thorn

Other places
Bristol
Milligan
Mount Perry
Rehoboth
San Toy
Congo
Maxville
Rose Farm
Moxahala
Rehobeth
Oakfield
McLuney

Main Street, Corning, OH

Main Street, Corning, Ohio, 1900

County Record Availability

MARRIAGE RECORDS
Perry County Clerk of
Probate Court has Marriage
Records from 1817 to
present and Probate Records
from 1800 to present.
Phone (740) 342-1493

COURT RECORDS
Perry County Clerk of
Court of Common Pleas
has Court Records from 1807
to present.
Phone: (740) 342-1204

BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS
The Health Department has
Birth & Death Records from
1908-Present.
121 West Brown Street,
New Lexington, OH 43764
Phone (740) 342-5179

LAND RECORDS
Perry County Recorder has
Land Records from 1818 to
present. 105 N Main Street,
New Lexington, Ohio 43764;
Phone: 740-342-2494

PERRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
PO Box 248
County Courthouse
New Lexington, OH 43764-0248
Phone: (740) 342-2045

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PERRY COUNTY DATA

Biographies
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Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church
Records and Histories

Coal Mines

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and other Family Records

History Topics

Marriages

Military Records

Miscellaneous
Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries

Wills and Probate Documents

Website Updates:
June 2014:  1883 pensioners
Mar 2014:  RHINEHART bio
Sept 2013: 1840 Census of Pensioners
June 2013: burials in Asbury Cemetery; Oakfield Presbyterian Church Christenings; CARY obit



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