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Perry County is located in southern Indiana, bordered by the Ohio River to the south and east. The county is considered the hilliest and most forested county in Indiana with over 60,000 acres of Hoosier National Forest. Perry County was organized in 1814 and named for naval war hero Oliver Hazard Perry. The county seat is Tell City.
The three-member Perry County Board of Commissioners is the executive and legislative body of the county, and the seven-member Perry County Council is the fiscal body which controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county.