Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archive

The Historical Society is Happy to Present Volume 39 of our journal, Perry County Heritage.

In this year’s issue are recollections of county farm girls, a history of slavery in Perry County, as well as stories about the county’s New Year’s babies, the Perryville-Chester Airport, 2021 Century Farms, a thorough documentation of county cemeteries, Perryville’s illustrious and famous athletes, businesses of the past – and a brief history of ‘coon hunting. Available for free to Heritage Members, $20 to the public.

The Society’s office, genealogical research library and County Archive are open Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily. WE WILL BE CLOSED MARCH 14-MARCH 20, 2022 in accordance with spring break at the Mineral Area College. We will reopen with regular hours on Monday, March 21. Our Perry County Museum in the City Park is open for the new season. Regular hours are Tuesday and Thursday 1-3 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Thanks for visiting!


This center opened in March 2015 and has a vast amount of information about Perry County and its citizens.  It is located in the Perryville Higher Education Center at 108 S. Progress Drive, 2nd Floor, Perryville, MO 63775.  (573)768-2470 – Handicap Accessible



Perry County Genealogical Research Library & Archive information:

Researchers are invited to use the center to trace their family heritage and explore Perry County’s vibrant history and rich culture.


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