Perry Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 450.
Perry is a town in Dallas County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named for Geroge Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864) who served as the eleventh Vice President of the United States. In 1849, Adel was named the county seat.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 87.)