Perry County, Arkansas

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Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 10,209 at the 2000 United States Census. The county seat is Perryville.[1] Perry County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The center of population of Arkansas is located in the far northeast corner of Perry County.[1]

The county was formed on December 18, 1840, and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 560 square miles (1,452 km²), of which 551 square miles (1,427 km²) is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) (1.70%) is water.

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