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Perry County, Pennsylvania

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    Pvt. William Howard Pressley, USA (1839 - 1909)
    Pri Co B PA ResHis parentage is questionable. There is little doubt that he was the son of German-born Phillip Pressley, but while his death certificate lists his mother as Mary (Crossley) Pressley, Fr...
  • Pvt. Solomon Bistline, USA (1827 - 1898)
    Solomon served as a private with the 208th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company F (Civil War). He is listed in the Pennsylvania Veterans' Burial Record as buried in the New Germantown Cem...
  • Henry McVey (1816 - 1902)
    Harry McVey, who was one of the oldest citizens of this end of the county, was removed from our midst through death on Monday morning, July 21st. about 12:40 o'clock, whoch occured at the home of his s...
  • Jacob J Livingston (1779 - 1859)
    Husband of Susannah Sligh Livingston Children: Anthony Livingston b. 1 Jan 1815died 16 Oct 1853 married to Elizabeth Livingston Livingston (maiden name was Livingston)* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial...
  • Sarah Bell Sweeley (1897 - 1979)

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The county was created on March 22, 1820, and was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812, who had recently died.

Adjacent Counties


  • Blain
  • Duncannon
  • Landisburg
  • Liverpool
  • Marysville
  • Millertown
  • New Bloomfield (County Seat)
  • New Buffalo
  • Newport

For a complete list of Townships & Communities, please see: Wikipedia.



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places