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*Photographs Courtesy of Chad Wilkins - Glenford, Ohio.
Perry County is located in Southeastern Ohio. In 1818, the county was established as a namesake county for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the famous naval commander known for his victory against the British in the Battle of Lake Erie. In 2010, the population of Perry County reached 36,058. The county seat is New Lexington.
According to the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the county holds many events, which include the Perry County Fair, Pottery Festival, Art Walks in Crooksville and Somerset, and the Moonshine Festival. U.S. Army General Philip H. Sheridan grew up in Perry County and a statue in his memory stands today in the center of Somerset’s Village Square.
Some of Perry County’s major employers include: Buckingham Coal, CerCo LLC, Cooper-Standard Automotive, Crooksville Exempted Village Schools, Eclipse Aluminum Trailers, LLC, Ludowici Roof Tile, New Lexington City Schools, Northern Local Schools, PCC Airfoils, LLC, Perry County Government, Shelly Materials, Inc., and Southern Local Schools.