Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 286.
PERRY COUNTY, situated in the central part of Pennsylvania, with Susquehanna river on the east and traversed by the Juniata. Area, 540 square miles. Face of the, country, generally hilly; soil, productive. Seat of justice, New Bloomfield. Pop. in 1820, 11,342; in 1830, 14,361; in 1840, 17,096; in 1850, 20,088.