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*'''1827--'''Perry County was created 29 January 1827&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, Illinois Genealogy|Randolph]] and [[Jackson County, Illinois Genealogy|Jackson]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Pinckneyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
*==== Description ==== The county was named for Oliver Hazard Perry who defeated the British fleet at the decisive Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The county seat is Pinckneyville and the county was organized on January 29, 1827. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Perry County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/perry/ accessed 04/19/2017.</ref>The County is located in the Southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Perry County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.</ref>
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