Formed 26 Dec 1818, 410 square miles
Parent counties: Washington, Fairfield, Muskingum
Evolution of county from date of formation until it assumed its final form
1 Mar 1818: Erected and organized
20 Feb 1837: Part of Licking attached
Perry County's first county seat was located in Somerset where it remained from 1826-1857 when it was moved to New Lexington.
Federal Population schedules extant from 1800, 1820-1940. (1890 missing)
1820 Manufacturers; 1850 Agricultural; 1850 Industry; 1850 Mortality; 1860 Agricultural; 1860 Industry; 1860 Mortality; 1880 Agricultural; 1880 Industry
Bearfield, Clayton, Coal, Harrison, Hopewell, Jackson, Madison, Monday Creek, Monroe, Pike, Pleasant, Reading, Salt Lick, and Thorn.
Jana Broglin, CG, OGSF