Our yearly journal, “Perry County Heritage” made its debut on September 8, 2022. In it, we take another look at Martin Stephan, original leader of the Saxon migration to Perry County, we learn about the Perryville Garden Club, and the history of the local Lorenz Shoe Store. Much of the journal contains stories of transportation with links to Perry County. Discover the new Chester Bridge, the early days of the railroad, El Camino Real and the Three Notch Road in Perry County. This 142-page publication is printed in-house and included in a Heritage Membership ($35) or by single copy ($20).
Contact us at 108 S. Progress Drive in Perryville, Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Closed Fridays. (573)768-2470
The Society’s office, genealogical research library and County Archive are open Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Our Perry County Museum located in the City Park is open Tuesday and Thursday 1-3 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Noon. The Faherty House, our house museum, is oppen by appointment. 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:
- Perry County Archive
The Archives include the repository of Perry County records and documents previously housed in the attic, vault, and basement of the courthouse. We also have Perry County newspapers on microfilm from 1862 to present.
- Perry County Historical Society Genealogical Research Library
The library contains federal census records, marriage records, birth and death records, church records, cemetery tombstone listings, local newspaper clippings, and numerous family surname contributions.
- Perry County Historical Society Office
A working business office for the Society with regular hours to handle inquiries and assist researchers, both locally and long distance.
- Doheny Room
Artifacts are on display from the Perry County Museum.
Researchers are invited to use the center to trace their family heritage and explore Perry County’s vibrant history and rich culture.
Perry County Historical Society Information
- Click here for publications of the Society.
- Visit other Perry County Historical Society sites.
- Volunteer, donate, or join the Perry County Historical Society.
- Learn about the history of Perry County.