Perry County, Illinois

County: Perry

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.0833, -89.3667

The Illinois General Assembly created Perry County in southwestern Illinois out of Randolph and Jackson counties in 1827, and Pinckneyville was its seat of government. In the 1830s, most of the county was prairie land, and it contained good soil for the production of corn and the maintenance of livestock.

"An Act Creating Perry County," 29 January 1827, Revised Laws of Illinois (1827), 110-113; John M. Peck, A Gazetteer of Illinois in Three Parts (Jacksonville, IL: R. Goudy, 1834), 150-51; Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: J. L. McDonough, 1883), 161.