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Perry county, created in 1818, is located in southeastern Ohio about 30 miles southeast of Columbus with New Lexington acting as the county seat. It was formed from land contributed by Washington, Fairfield and Muskingum counties. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 34,261, an increase of 2,704 over the 1990 census.

The county is named in honor of Com. Oliver Perry, a hero of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813 and was first settled by Pennsylvania Germans in the early 1800's. As an historical footnote, the first Catholic church in the state was built in 1808 in the town of Somerset.

Historic sites in the county include the Bowman Mill and Parks Covered Bridges near New Reading and Chalfunts, respectively and Ft. Glenford in Glenford.

Recreational resources within the county include the Perry county, created in 1818, is located in southeastern Ohio about 30 miles southeast of Columbus with New Lexington acting as the county seat. It was formed from land contributed by Washington, Fairfield and Muskingum counties. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 34,261, an increase of 2,704 over the 1990 census.

The county is named in honor of Com. Oliver Perry, a hero of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813 and was first settled by Pennsylvania Germans in the early 1800's. As an historical footnote, the first Catholic church in the state was built in 1808 in the town of Somerset.

Historic sites in the county include the Bowman Mill and Parks Covered Bridges near New Reading and Chalfunts, respectively and Ft. Glenford in Glenford.

Recreational resources within the county include the [waynenf] in the southeast quadrant, a small portion of [buckelak] in the northwestern corner and smaller Clouse Lake near the center of the county. CODE left

Perry county, created in 1818, is located in southeastern Ohio about 30 miles southeast of Columbus with New Lexington acting as the county seat. It was formed from land contributed by Washington, Fairfield and Muskingum counties. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 34,261, an increase of 2,704 over the 1990 census.

The county is named in honor of Com. Oliver Perry, a hero of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813 and was first settled by Pennsylvania Germans in the early 1800's. As an historical footnote, the first Catholic church in the state was built in 1808 in the town of Somerset.

Historic sites in the county include the Bowman Mill and Parks Covered Bridges near New Reading and Chalfunts, respectively and Ft. Glenford in Glenford.

Recreational resources within the county include the [waynenf] in the southeast quadrant, a small portion of [buckelak] in the northwestern corner and smaller Clouse Lake near the center of the county.

Location: New Lexington Ohio

Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Athens) Athens County
(Lancaster) Fairfield County
(Columbus) Franklin County
(Cambridge) Guernsey County
(Logan) Hocking County
(Newark) Licking County

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