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Perry County, Pennsylvania Real Estate

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Perry County, Pennsylvania was established on March 22, 1820 from part of Cumberland County and named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the American hero of the naval engagement with the British on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. According to the 2013 Census data, Perry County has a population of approximately 45,562.

Part of the Appalachian Mountain Region, the area was a favorite for illegal squatters before Indians yielded the land at the Treaty of Albany in 1754. Sherman's Valley was the scene of Indian attacks in 1755 and 1756. The county was formed in order to eliminate trips to Carlisle. Waterpower was king. The Pennsylvania Canal had four locks in Perry. The county made high-quality hickory barrel hoops. Lumbering continues today, serving over a dozen active sawmills. Farms occupy 32 percent of the land. Home building has been strong since 1970. Almost two-thirds of the resident population work force is employed outside the county. The county's forests and woodlands are recognized as exceptional hunting areas, especially for whitetail deer, turkey and squirrel. The streams, rivers and Lake Holman at Little Buffalo State Park provide excellent fishing sites for trout, bass and muskie.

According to Zillow's County Market Overview, the median home value in Perry County, Pennsylvania is $146,500. Homesale is proud to bring you Perry County homes for sale!

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