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Perryville, Missouri

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Perryville is a city in Perry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,555 at the 2020 United States census. Perryville is the county seat of Perry County. History Perryville was selected the county seat of Perry County by Robert T. Brown, Joseph Tucker, and Thomas Riney, who had been appointed to select the seat of justice. In 1821, Bernard Layton deeded to the commissioners in exchange for one town lot. Fifty-three of the 99 town lots were sold for 1,486.25,whichwasusedtobuildthefirstcourthouse.Thecurrentcourthouseisthethirdsuchstructure.Itwasbuiltin1904atacostof1,486.25, which was used to build the first courthouse. The current courthouse is the third such structure. It was built in 1904 at a cost of 30,000. Perryville and Perry County were named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Naval hero of the War of 1812. An early store in Perryville was a log structure built by Jean Ferdinand Rozier on the north side of the square. An extant two-story brick building was built in 1830. The upper story serves as the first town hall. Perryville was first incorporated in 1837, but t
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