Perry County, Arkansas

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Perry County, Arkansas
Perry County Courthouse.JPG
Perry County Courthouse in Perryville, Arkansas)
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 18, 1840
Named forOliver Hazard Perry
Largest cityPerryville
 • Total561 sq mi (1,453 km2)
 • Land551 sq mi (1,427 km2)
 • Water9.1 sq mi (24 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)10,132
 • Density19/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Perry County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,445.[1] The county seat is Perryville.[2] Perry County was founded on December 18, 1840, and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.