||Baird Furnace also belongs to the class of
||Bearfield Township is so named because of
the numerous bears found there at an early date.
||Buckingham was laid out in 1873.
is an unincorporated community in southern Clayton Township
(village) - New Straitsville was originally founded in 1870
as a coal mining town by the New Straitsville Mining Company. The
town grew quickly and by 1880 the population was over 4000 people.
The coal mining activity ended in 1884, when a labor dispute at
the mine ended with a group of miners sending a burning coal car
into the mine, igniting the coal. At one time the heat from the
fire was so great that residents could draw hot water directly
from wells to brew coffee. The fire in the New Straitsville mine
burns to this day, making it the longest-duration conflagration in
the world. Located in western Coal Township.
||Congo was the most recent of our mining
towns. It was built in 1891-92. It is a model mining
||Crooksville (village), the "clay city" of the
country, was organized in 1874. In recent years it has been
of rapid growth, and is now one of the most important towns in the
county. It is known for potteries.
||Crossenville - The community was named
after William Crossen, who laid out the town
||Damascus - George Wolf laid out on his
farm a village and called it by the scriptural name Damascus.
||Dicksonton was built in 1875 and is now a
||Ferrara - In 1871, a town with a
distinctly Italian name, was laid out between the present
locations of Rendville and Corning. Upon the organization of
the latter the name Ferrara disappeared.
||Glenford (village), as a town existed for many years
before the plat was made. Its mill at the Ford of Jonathan's
Creek had long ground the farmer's grain. It was not till
the railroads ran through it that it began to grow.
an unincorporated town in Harrison Township. Milligan's main
significance lies in its being the location of the lowest recorded
temperature in Ohio history, -39º
Fahrenheit. This temperature was recorded at a United States
Weather Bureau station on Feb. 10, 1899, during the Great Blizzard
of 1899, when the entire state experienced bitterly cold weather
for over a week. It is believed that Milligan is so cold
because of its location within the valley of the Moxahala Creek,
into which cold air flows from the surrounding hills. Also
known as "Milligan, Ohio's Icebox"
(village) Located in northern Jackson Township. Junction
City Prison was the location of the filming of the 1980 movie
drama Brubaker starring Robert Redford.
||Madison Township - No municipalities
located in Madison Township, although the unincorporated community
of Mount Perry lies in the township's north.
Perry an unincorporated community in northern Madison Township
||Maxville - Named after William McCormick,
||McCuneville - really dates back to 1829
when the original salt works were erected. From that time
until its platting in 1873 by the McCunes it received the name of
the "Salt Works." When the McCunes built their extensive
salt plant here, it was intended to name the town Salina, but
there was already one town in the State by that name. Then
for a time it was known as Tallyho. Tallyho is the
huntsman's cry to urge on his hounds. The fact that the old
"salt lick" was a famous hunting ground, made the name quite
appropriate. But some man's name had to be perpetuated and
the ubiquitous "ville," like Banquo's ghost showed itself and
McCuneville was the unfortunate result.
||Monday Creek Township
(village) was platted in 1879 by Capt. T.
J. Smith and W. P. Rend. Located in Monroe Township.
(village) is our "oil city." It was
laid out in 1878 by Joseph Rogers. Located in Monroe
||Pike Township - The city of New Lexington,
the county seat of and only city in Perry County, is located in
northern Pike Township, and the unincorporated community Bristol
lies in the township's south.
(village) is a city in Perry Co., OH
an unincorporated town in Pike Township
Pleasant Township - The unincorporated
community of Moxahala lies in the township's north.
an unincorporated community on the South Fork of the
Moxahola, was a furnace town, laid out in 1873. Located in
Pleasant Township's north.
||Reading Township - The village of Somerset
is located in northern Reading Township.
(village). Civil War General Phil Sheridan was raised in
Somerset. He is memorialized by Ohio's only equestrian Civil
War statue, which stands in the center square in a small park in
the middle of the traffic circle. St. Joseph Church, the
oldest Catholic church in Ohio, is located just outside of
Somerset on State Route 383. Somerset is located in the
northern Reading Township. (taken from
||Roseville (village), a much older town, is hardly to
be considered a Perry County village. The part lying on the
Perry side is of recent growth. The town was originally
called Milford. Part of the town is in Muskingum County.
Salt Lick Township- Two villages are
located in Salt Lick Township: Shawnee in its center and
Hemlock in its southeast corner.
(village), located in Salt Lick Township
(village) - The metropolis of the county
began its existence in 1872. It was laid out by T. J. Davis.
Located in Salt Lick Township
||Thorn Township - The village of Thornville
is located in northeastern Thorn Township
(village) - Located in northeastern Thorn Township.
||Trio City - Mr. Edmiston had an ambition
to build a city and on an adjoining farm he began a town Trio City
because it had three railroads. These towns became rivals
and the matter was finally settled by a compromise in 1872 and the
present cognomen was received. The place had been known as
Wolfe's Station after the C. & M. V. R. R. was built. (ie. New
Straitsville & Trio City)