Perry County

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Perry County has been a major player in the history of Alabama. Native Americans lived and hunted on its land, and it became a county before Alabama gained statehood. Early citizens chose to name it for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812. The people of Perry County have played major roles over the years, which include the following: one married Sam Houston; one served as Alabama's first governor during the Civil War; one designed the Confederate flag and uniform; one married Martin Luther King; one was slain by a state trooper, triggering the Selma-to-Montgomery march; and another was the wife of Andrew Young. Along with its history, Perry County is an educational center and the location of many homes that predate the Civil War. Images of America: Perry County features samples of its rich history in photographs.
ISBN: 9780738586625
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Eleanor C. Drake presents the county's history with the assistance of the members of the Perry County Historical and Preservation Society. Drake, a charter member of the Perry County Historical and Preservation Society, is a native of Alabama's Black Belt. She has researched the county's history for over 30 years.
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