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Encyclopedia > Perry County, Missouri

Perry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 18,132. Its county seat is Perryville6. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official language(s) English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land 68,898 mi²... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Perryville is a city located in Perry County, Missouri. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

The county was organized on November 16, 1820 (effective January 1, 1821) from Ste. Genevieve County; and named for Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero of the War of 1812. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Ste. ... Oliver Hazard Perry. ... This page refers to the war between the United States of America and Great Britain. ...



Prepare to be surprised by the historic, architectural and scenic variety of Perry County. Visitors can explore the grounds of the St. Mary's of the Barrens Seminary, the first college founded west of the Mississippi River, dating to 1827.


Features include the National Shrine of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, the Rosati Log Cabin, the Countess Estelle Doheny Museum, with its priceless Gospel of St. John from the Gutenberg Bible and the Bishop Sheehan Memorial Museum and Rare Book Room. Guided tours of the museums are available by request.


In Perryville, the county seat, visitors can stroll the beautiful square surrounding the 1904 Perry County Courthouse, with its chiming clock tower.


The Square has been transformed into a show place with newly completed streets, decorative sidewalks, "Washington" style light fixtures and decorative tree plantings. New brick paved plaza, landscaped seating areas, park benches, a sundial, a drinking fountain, a directional marker and a gazebo have been added to the courthouse lawn.


The Square is a true example of Perryville Pride and certainly conveys the correct impression that Perryville is a "quaint, clean, happy, friendly place."


The Faherty House, located at 11 S. Spring Street, was originally constructed by Henry Burns in 1825 as a two-room stone house with a basement. It is thought to be the oldest remaining residence in the city. A brick, two-room addition to the house was built in the 1850's. The house also stands on one of the original town lots of Perryville. The restored house features a circa 1830-1890 exterior and interior and is owned and maintained by the Perry County Historical Society.


The Perry County Museum is located at the entrance of the Perryville City Park in the Doerr House, (Wednesday & Weekends, May - October).


In southeastern Perry County, near the Mississippi River, are the early German villages of Frohna, Altenburg, and Wittenburg.


The Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna is dedicated to the preservation of the religious and cultural heritage of the 1839 Saxon Immigration to Missouri (daily, year-round). The memorial boasts two original log houses, a large log barn, a collection of tools and antique farm machinery, a visitor's center, country store and gift shop.


In Altenburg, visit the Concordia Log Cabin College (1839), the Loeber Log Cabin (1839) and Trinity Lutheran Church (1867). The log cabin college was the first Lutheran Seminary west of the Mississippi River. Guided tours of historic Altenburg are available by appointment.


Traveling south, visit the Tower Rock Natural Area, a designated national landmark, which features a 10 mile hiking trail. Tower Rock is a 60 foot high rock, which stands majestically in the Mississippi River. The history of Tower Rock dates to 1698, when three missionaries established a landing atop the rocky island. Nearby, the early 1800's settlement of Old Appleton features the Lady of St. Joseph Shrine.


Governance

Perry County is governed by a three member county commission. Two commissioners are elected from each of two approximately equal districts that divide the county. The third commissioner, called the presiding commissioner, is elected from the county at-large. Each of the commissioners is elected for a term of four years.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,254 km² (484 mi²). 1,229 km² (475 mi²) of it is land and 25 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.98% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... This page is about the river in the United States; there is also a Canadian Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bollinger County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... St. ... Ste. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,132 people, 6,904 households, and 4,957 families residing in the county. The population density is 15/km² (38/mi²). There are 7,815 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.21% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 6,904 households out of which 34.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.07. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,632, and the median income for a family is $43,240. Males have a median income of $28,337 versus $19,720 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,554. 9.00% of the population and 5.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.90% of those under the age of 18 and 13.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


Altenburg is a city located in Perry County, Missouri. ... Biehle is a village located in Perry County, Missouri. ... Frohna is a city located in Perry County, Missouri. ... Lithium is a village located in Perry County, Missouri. ... Longtown is a town located in Perry County, Missouri. ... Perryville is a city located in Perry County, Missouri. ...

External links

Official Perry County, Missouri Website


Early History of Perry County



Flag of Missouri State of Missouri
Capital Jefferson City
Regions Bootheel | Little Dixie | St. Francois Mountains | Ozarks | Northern Plains | St. Louis metropolitan area | Kansas City metropolitan area | Missouri Rhineland | Lincoln Hills
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Genevieve | Saline | Schuyler | Scotland | Scott | Shannon | Shelby | Stoddard | Stone | Sullivan | Taney | Texas | Vernon | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Worth | Wright Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... Adair County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Andrew County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Atchison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Audrain County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Barry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Barton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bates County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Bollinger County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Location in the state of Missouri Formed Seat Columbia Area  - Total  - Water 1,790 km² (691 mi²) 15 km² (6 mi²) 0. ... Buchanan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Callaway County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cedar County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Chariton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cole County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Cooper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1990. ... Dade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dent County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dunklin County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Gasconade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Gentry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Hickory County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Holt County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Howell County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and included the mean center of U.S. population in 1980. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Laclede County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Linn County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Maries County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... McDonald County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Miller County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Mississippi County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Moniteau County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... New Madrid County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Nodaway County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Oregon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Osage County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ozark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pemiscot County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pettis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Phelps County is a county located in the state of Missouri, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau it includes the mean center of U.S. population in 2000. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ralls County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ray County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Reynolds County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Ripley County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... Saint Louis (pronounced in English, in French), frequently spelled St. ... Location in the state of Missouri Formed 1812 Seat Clayton Area  - Total  - Water 1,356 km² (524 mi²) 41 km² (16 mi²) 3. ... Ste. ... Saline County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Scotland County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shannon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stoddard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Stone County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Taney County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Texas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Worth County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Wright County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...



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Perry County, MO - Assessor (43 words)
The Perry County Assessor office is open from 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
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Perry County, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (895 words)
Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri.
In southeastern Perry County, near the Mississippi River, are the early German villages of Frohna, Altenburg, and Wittenberg.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older.
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