Perry County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Kathy A. Morrow
(717) 582-5143
Kristie Gantt, Administrator
(717) 582-2131

Perry County is part of the Appalachian Mountain Region. In 1820, it became Perry County from part of Cumberland, named after Oliver Hazard Perry.

Perry County's 550 square miles have mountains and valleys dotted by farming communities. The county is known for its recreation, timber, wild life and tranquil lifestyle; 17,378 acres of the county are state game lands.
Agriculture, government and schools dominate the list of employers. Products made in Perry County include arts and crafts, bakery items, mulch, and dairy and farm products.

Little Buffalo State Park offers fishing, hiking and an arts festival, and the Millersburg Ferry is the last operating ferry to travel the Susquehanna River. Perry County boasts 14 covered bridges, eight of which cross Sherman's Creek, making it the most of any named waterway in the world.

Perry County

Perry County Facts

Population
43,602
Class
7th
Founded
1820
County Seat
New Bloomfield, PA
Website
www.perryco.org
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