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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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Death Notices and Obituaries

Marriage Notices

1843 History



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

Recent Updates

April 2018
Marriage Notice: Britcher-Lickel, Garber-Barnhart, Shannon-Hench, Shatto-Frantz, Markel-Bupp
News-Crime: Residence of Joseph Waite Robbed
News-Accidents: Child of Jos. L. Herman Burned to Death
Death Notice: Jos. Dukes, Harvey M. Smith, Mary F. Smith


Surrounding Counties

Juniata County (north)

Northumberland County (northeast)

Dauphin County (east)

Cumberland County (south)

Franklin County (southwest)



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