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== History  ==
== History  ==
[[Image:Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG|thumb|right|393px]]
The county and county seat are named after U.S. Naval hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry Oliver Hazard Perry] (1785-1819).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
==== Parent County  ====
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1885, 1911--''Disasters destroyed most records.  
'''1885, 1911--''Disasters destroyed most records.
== Places/Localities  ==
== Places/Localities  ==

Revision as of 00:16, 22 May 2010

 United States  > Kentucky > Perry County

County Courthouse

Perry County Courthouse, Hazard, Ky.


Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG

The county and county seat are named after U.S. Naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819).[1]

Parent County

1820--Perry County was created 2 November 1820 from Clay and Floyd Counties.  County seat: Hazard [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

'1885, 1911--Disasters destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Acup Cornettsville Hardburly Red Hill
Airport Gardens Curly Fork Harveyton Rock Fork
Allais Daisy Hazard Saul
Allock Darfork Hilton Scuddy
Ary Defiance Hiner Sixteen
Avawam Delphia Hurricane Slemp
Beech Fork Diablock Jeff Stacy
Beehive Dice Johnson Tilford
Big Branch (hist.) Doorway Jones Tribbey
Big Hill Dow Kodak Typo
Blue Diamond Dunraven Krypton Upper Pidgeonroost (hist.)
Bonnyman Dwarf Lamont Upper Squabble
Bowlington (hist.) Engle Lead Branch Vicco
Browns Fork Eversole Leatherwood Viper
Buckhorn Farler Little Beech (hist.) Walkertown
Bulan Fourseam Lothair Wentz
Busy Fuson Manuel Whitaker
Butterfly Fusonia Middle Fork Whitsett (hist.)
Campbell Gays Creek Middle Squabble Woodland Park
Chavies Glomawr Miller Yerkes
Christopher Grigsby Mudlick
Clemons Happy Napfor
Combs Happy Valley (hist.) Olivers

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).