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Welcome to Perry County Pennsylvania
History and Genealogy

 

Perry County was created on March 22, 1820, and was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812, who had recently died. Its county seat is New Bloomfield.

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This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.


Biographies

Death Notices and Obituaries

Marriage Notices

1843 History

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

History of the Shoaff Family and the Old Shoaff Mill
- Contributed by Carol Bierderman


Recent Updates

June 2017
Accident News: Henry Black Dies from Rooster Attack

May 2017
Crime News: P. Bosserman's Store Robbed
Marriage Notice: SPENSE-DUNKLE, LONG-BACHMAN

October 2016
New Germantown Community News
Blain Community News
Millerstown Community News
Marysville Community News
Newport Community News
Misc News: Mrs. William Johnson's Cake
Marriage Notice: Shumaker-Bob, Brinton-Kipp

May 2016
Obit: William B. Steinmetz, Pearl Fay Hoyn

 

 

Surrounding Counties

Juniata County (north)

Northumberland County (northeast)

Dauphin County (east)

Cumberland County (south)

Franklin County (southwest)

 

 

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