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Perry County

Perry County was formed from portions of Floyd and Clay counties in 1824. The county was named after former naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry County is well known for its logging and coal mining industries in fact, one of the original coal mine sites is the Blue Diamond mining site which is a mile or two down the road from one the areas known as Sandy Hill.  With Perry County having a total area of 343 square miles, there is a population count of almost 29,000.