Welcome to Sunrise County!

Perry

Quick Facts

County:  Washington

Selectmen:  Karen Raye, Scott MacNichol, and Adam Jamieson

Population:  889

School:  Perry Elementary School

 

Named after War of 1812 hero Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the town was first settled in 1758 and incorporated in 1818 while the British held Eastport not 6 miles away.  The town has transitioned over the years from a shipyard to a herring fishery to a lumber industry.  Weirs were built in the 1800s to catch herring for the sardine factories in Perry and Eastport.

 

Today, Perry in comprised of small businesses.  A peaceful and quiet area to relax.

 

Information courtesy of the Town of Perry.