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Perry County

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is one of three counties comprising the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2004, the population was 44,652. The center of population of Pennsylvania is located in the borough of Duncannon [1].

Originally part of Cumberland County, was created in 1820 in part because residents did not want to travel over the mountain to Carlisle (the county seat of Cumberland County). Perry County’s county seat is New Bloomfield[1]. It was created on March 22, 1820, and was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812, who had recently died.

The village of Green Park in northeastern Tyrone Township serves as the county’s midpoint between the Conococheague Mountain in the west and the Susquehanna River to the east. As of October 2009, it was one of only two counties in Pennsylvania without a permanent traffic light. However, since then a traffic light has been approved for Marysville and may be installed during 2010.

It became the 51st county in Pennsylvania on March 22, 1820 and is named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the American hero of the naval engagement with the British on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Part of the Appalachian Mountain Region, Perry County is bordered on the north, west and south by the Tuscarora, Conococheaque and Blue Mountains. The east is bordered by 28 miles of the Susquehanna River.

The county’s forests and woodlands are recognized as exceptional hunting areas, especially for whitetail deer, turkey and squirrel. The steams, rivers and Lake Holman at Little Buffalo State Park provide excellent fishing sites for trout, bass and muskie.

Pennsylvania law provides for four types of incorporated municipalities:  cities, boroughs, townships, and, rarer cases, towns.  Below are listed the cities, boroughs and townships located in Perry County:



  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Buffalo Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Carroll Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Centre Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Greenwood Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howe_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Howe Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Jackson Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniata_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Juniata Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Liverpool Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Miller Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Madison_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Northeast Madison Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Oliver Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Penn Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Rye Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saville_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Saville Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Madison_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Southwest Madison Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Spring Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toboyne_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Toboyne Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarora_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Tuscarora Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Tyrone Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Watts Township
  • Perry County, Pennsylvania” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatfield_Township,_Perry_County,_Pennsylvania”>Wheatfield Township

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